Executive Mansion

 

410 E. Jackson St. (Cross Street: S. Fourth St.)
Springfield, IL 62701
217-782-2525
www.illinois.gov/mansiontour.cfm

The Executive Mansion has served as the official residence of Illinois governors and their families since 1855. Three levels of this Georgian-style home are open to the public including a state dining room, ballroom, Lincoln's bedroom, four formal parlors and the library. The mansion is also known for its beautiful gardens. The fountain on the north lawn may be accessed via a curb cut and brick paving. Visitors requiring the accessible entrance must notify staff on the intercom so that a state trooper can meet them at the west portico, reached by the driveway to the right of the main entrance. There is a reserved parking space next to the visitors' entrance on Fourth St. between Jackson and Edwards.

Hours

  • Tues & Thurs: 9:30-11am; 2-3:30pm
  • Sat: 9:30-11am
  • Closed for major holidays and official State functions

Admission

  • Free
  • Group tours by appointment only. For groups of 15 or more, call the Springfield Convention and Visitors Bureau, 217-789-2360, or reserve online at www.visit-springfieldillinois.com/Tours

Parking/Loading Zone

  • Street parking
    • Reserved disability parking space next to West Entrance
  • Nearest offsite public parking lot/garage
    • Public Parking Garage
      4th and Capitol

Educational Programs

  • Type—Docent led tours
  • Ages served—All
  • Disabilities served—All, no targeted programming

Features for People with Service Animals

  • Natural surface/grassy dog relief area
    • Location—Lawn

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Features for People with Hearing Loss

  • Strobe fire alarms in public areas

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Features for People with Vision Loss

  • Guiding/orientation during tour—on request
  • Height clearance at least 80
  • No undetectable protruding objects in path of travel
  • Note: Elevator has no Braille/tactile signage or audible signal but all visitors are escorted

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Accessible Entrance

  • Secondary entrance is wheelchair accessible (not a service entrance)
    • Location—West portico, via driveway to right of main entrance past "Private area" sign
  • Level entry
  • Door has at least 32" clearance
  • Threshold less than 1/2" beveled
  • Note: All visitors must announce their arrival at entry gate intercom (61" high). Those using wheelchairs or who cannot climb stairs should state that they need the accessible entrance. A state trooper will meet them at the west portico.

Assistive Equipment for Guests with Physical Disabilities

  • None

Interior Access

  • Corridor/path of travel at least 36" wide

Elevator

  • Door clearance at least 36"
  • Car size at least 54" x 80" with centered door or 54" x 68" with side door
  • Note: Controls not lowered but all visitors are escorted

Accessible Facilities/Amenities

  • Meeting room
    • Catered group luncheons may be booked for up to 150 people
  • Seating—sofa inside entry hall

Exhibits

  • On accessible route
  • Space to approach/view/maneuver

Performance Space

  • None

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Accessible Public Restroom

  • Men's and Women's
  • Location
    • Ground floor
  • Entry door at least 32" clearance
  • Threshold less than 1/2" beveled
  • Space in restroom to maneuver—5' by 5' or T-shaped space to turn
  • Wheelchair stall 60" by 58"/60" minimum
  • Stall door at least 32" clearance
  • Stall door swings out
  • Grab bar behind and alongside toilet
  • Lateral transfer space at least 30" wide
  • Toilet height 17" to 19"
  • Roll under sink with knee clearance at least 27" high and 30" wide
  • Insulated sink pipes
  • Mirror 40" or less from floor or tilted
  • Towels/soap/vending within reach—48" or less from floor
  • Latch operable with closed fist
  • Note: Knob door handle. Faucet control hard to push.

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