Governor's Mansion


The Mansion serves as the official residence of the First Family, a working office for staff, a museum for visitors, and a venue for educational, professional, community, and civic events.

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 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.

Free tours are offered by reservation in advance. Guided by knowledgeable interpreters, guests will experience highlights of its rich history as well as enjoy current art installations and décor curated by the First Lady of Illinois. Click here to reserve your spot and read updated tour policies.

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