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Address: 1008 Park Ave, Galena, IL 61036
Phone Number: 815-777-0747
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11:00 am - 4:00 pm
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Sun - Fri 11:00 am - 4:00 pm
Sat 11:00 am - 5:00 pm
Description: The green drapes from "Gone with the Wind" are one of the many interesting...
The green drapes from "Gone with the Wind" are one of the many interesting items on display at this 22-room Italianate-style home. Built in 1857, the mansion now exhibits period furnishings and also includes items from the estate of flamboyant entertainer Liberace.
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July 4th at the Belvedere Mansion

We had an awesome visit with entertaining tour guides that answered all out questions, covered history, art and were gracious. We rested on the shaded benches on the grounds and... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed July 11, 2015
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Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
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3 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2015

Was in galena for the July 4th weekend and the Belvedere Mansion was ont of the hi-lites. The home is a magnificien mansion filled with fantastic antiques and what did we all note the most "drapes ussed in the Gone With The Wind Movie" and yes many recalled the Carol Burnett moment whe she used them to make a dress.... More 

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Darien, Illinois
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 18, 2015

Many wonderful collection of antiques including large Tiffany chandelier, the real curtains from movie, Gone with the Wind and many more historical furniture and pieces from around the world. A must see.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 11, 2015

We had an awesome visit with entertaining tour guides that answered all out questions, covered history, art and were gracious. We rested on the shaded benches on the grounds and enjoyed a good time, right down to the grounds coverage, thanks Danny!

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Mount Morris, Illinois
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3 reviews
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 9, 2015

We were the last tour of the day. There was four of us. We didn't know the other couple but they seemed nice. The man that greeted us at the door was very polite and a wonderful downstairs tour guide. The second floor lady on the other hand was a major Debbie downer. She griped about everything anyone asked, did... More 

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OntheGoLady
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4 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2015

Gorgeous to look at from the outside. Beautiful on the inside but it is really a collection (museum) of items the owners have brought in from all over the world. Some of the stories told about the original family were interesting but were said to be stretched in some areas and didn't happen at all. We did enjoy it as... More 

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Chicago, Illinois
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12 reviews
7 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed June 29, 2015

Was so eager to see this "restored" mansion........male docent on first floor very informative, especially in describing the construction and setting during the time period in which this home was built, as well as of the gentleman for whom it was built. Once you move pass the front hall, drawing rooms to the side and into the dining room -... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 28, 2015

After reading some of the reviews I was reluctant to put this on our list of things to do. But since our family has toured other early mansions from this era, we decided to buy a combo ticket to this and Dowling House. I am so glad we did! When I arrived at Belvedere, the property was not open for... More 

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Northbrook, IL
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 27, 2015

This beautiful mansion is lived in currently even though tours are being conducted which we found to be an interesting fact. It is a lovely home which the owners have filled with collectibles that they have displayed for the public to enjoy. Two docents lead tours of the main and second floors of this four story home. There are items... More 

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Huntley, Illinois
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 25, 2015

Tour guide was good and gave lots of information about the mansion. It was very interesting to walk through.

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Chicago, Illinois
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed June 24, 2015

This should be called tour of collectibles. The tour was mainly about all the antiques they have collected from all over the world, like a million dollar vase, curtains from Gone with the Wind movie, & chair from Marie Antoinette movie. I thought they would have displayed the home with furniture from that time period, nothing was original except a... More 

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Additional Information about Belvedere Mansion

Address: 1008 Park Ave, Galena, IL 61036
Phone Number: 815-777-0747
Location: United States  >  Illinois (IL)  >  Galena
Open Hours:
Sunday 11:00 am - 4:00 pm
Monday 11:00 am - 4:00 pm
Tuesday 11:00 am - 4:00 pm
Wednesday 11:00 am - 4:00 pm
Thursday 11:00 am - 4:00 pm
Friday 11:00 am - 4:00 pm
Saturday 11:00 am - 5:00 pm

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