The Illinois Governor’s Mansion, located directly across from Illinois REALTORS® headquarters, reopened to the public on Saturday, July 14th. Governor Bruce Rauner and First Lady Diane Rauner hosted hundreds of visitors for the opening ceremony followed by free guided tours throughout the day.  

Illinois REALTORS® took part in the day by helping our neighbors host VIP guests at our headquarters prior to the ceremony on this hot July Saturday.   

The mansion underwent an extensive two-year renovation that was completely privately funded. The project consisted of making structural repairs and focused on enhancing the visitor experience. For the first-time in history, the mansion is now ADA accessible. The updates also include expanded programming with trained staff and volunteers and a new visitor center.  The mansion features art throughout and rooms dedicated to specific historic events, including the Columbian Exposition, Past Illinois Governors and families, and the inaugural Art of Illinois exhibit.  

The mansion is now open to the public seven days a week for free tours. Visit to learn more.