Illinois Executive Mansion

Ever since moving the capital from Vandalia to Springfield, the city has been home to many Illinois governors. The Italianate-style Executive Mansion was built in 1855 by Chicago architect John M. van Osdel. Groups can tour the 16-room mansion where they will see the Lincoln bedroom, the library, and more. The mansion features a variety of artifacts including a “smiling bust” of Abraham Lincoln, the 1864 Lincoln table, and more. Groups of more than 10 are required to make a reservation. All tours are free and open to the public. 
 
Contact Info 
Address: 410 E. Jackson St. Springfield, IL 62701. Sangamon County. Tel: 217-782-6450. Website: www.illinois.gov. Hrs: Tues. & Thurs. 3:30PM-5PM. Sat. 9AM-11AM.  
 
Trip Info 
Grade Level: All grades. Activity Type: Day Trips, Guided Tours. Recomm. Length of Visit: 20 minutes. Cost: Free.
 
SUPPORTS CLASSROOM LEARNING IN: Social Studies.
SUPPORTS SCOUT BADGES IN: Social Studies. 

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A sightseeing tour can provide your youth group with an opportunity to see entire cities in a short amount of time and learn about many aspects of that city such as, architecture, history, geography, and culture. Students gain knowledge about specific places they’ve toured through a variety of activities. ... Continue