Over the years, Illinois governors have hosted U.S. presidents, ambassadors, and most importantly, generations of Illinois residents at the People’s House. The Mansion underwent e a spectacular, privately funded 3-year renovation and reopened as the People’s House on July 14, 2018. More than a renewal of building and landscape, its purpose has been re-imagined. It is now a place where visitors can glimpse Illinois history, witness its artistic side, and experience its long-heralded hospitality.
As of September 3rd, 2019: Anyone who would like to tour the Illinois Governor's Mansion is required to have a reservation in advance. All reservations, individual or groups, would need to click here to make reservations. For the Illinois Governor's Mansion Tour Policy please click here.