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Address: 1008 Park Ave, Galena, IL 61036
Phone Number: 815-777-0747
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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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An interesting part of Galena's history.

This is like one of those places you drive past in any town in America and think, I wonder what it looks like inside, and what is the history of the place. Only you get to... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed August 27, 2015
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West Bend, Wisconsin
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Charleston, Illinois
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12 reviews
7 attraction reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 30, 2015 NEW

Largest mansion still standing in Galena. Informative tour guide and some of building is self-guided. Well kept grounds as well.

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed August 29, 2015 NEW

We were staying at the B&B next door. Saw the sign that the mansion was open to the public. Tickets were $12 per person. The tour guide was extremely rude and insulted everyone, including myself. Walked out on the tour after 5 minutes and my husband asked for our money back. Tour guide refused to return our money. Don't bother... More 

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West Bend, Wisconsin
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12 reviews
6 attraction reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 27, 2015 NEW

This is like one of those places you drive past in any town in America and think, I wonder what it looks like inside, and what is the history of the place. Only you get to actually go in and see for yourself because it is not only a private residence, but also open to the public for viewing! Interesting... More 

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Crystal Lake
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53 reviews
5 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2015 NEW

We love antiques and architecture so felt this should be a stop in Galena. It was a great experience with a combination of history, movie history, presidential history and also furniture design. The up and down of the stairs is not for anyone with physical limitations. There is no lift, as was expected. Homes of this era had very steep... More 

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Rochester, Minnesota
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3 attraction reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 22, 2015

If you like a grouping of wonderful furnishings blended in with historical collection of painting, beautiful Tiffany chandeliers and some movie memorabilia, this is for you. I enjoyed it.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 22, 2015

There is so much stuff in this home. Interesting over the top furniture, clocks, light fixtures and paintings. The original gone with the wind green curtains from the movie are hanging in this house. The owners (whomever they are) have put millions of dollars worth of memorabilia and antiques in this home. It's hard to see everything. Loved the dining... More 

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Bethalto, Illinois
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6 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 20, 2015

We thoroughly enjoyed the tour of the Belvedere Mansion in Galena, Illinois. Dick greeted us and he was very interesting and knowledgeable. The mansion itself was beautiful and I loved the fact that some of the items in the home were part of Hollywood history as well. I would definitely recommend the tour to anyone visiting Galena.

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Mahomet, Illinois
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2015

A must see when visiting Galena. Beautiful on the inside, and the guided tour was well done. Worth it.

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Saint Louis, Missouri
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 16, 2015

The house is crammed full of gaudy victorian antiques and movie collectibles owned by an out of state collector. The little snippets about the original owners and house are interesting, but like the house itself they are outnumbered by the acquisitions crammed haphazardly into every room. Even the original Tiffany chandelier is gaudy - not at all what you would... More 

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Kalamazoo, Michigan
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8 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 14, 2015

We really enjoyed this site! The house is furnished with collectables. It is exquisite. The tour guides were friendly and informative. One thing that could be improved upon is the number of people in the group that is touring the house. There were about a dozen people in the group and there were too many people in some of the... More 

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