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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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The Beautiful Belvedere Mansion

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... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed July 1, 2015
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OntheGoLady
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4 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2015 NEW

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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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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33 reviews
10 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 15 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
2 reviews
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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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Plymouth
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 24, 2015

We found this mansion tour very much worth our time. Our guides were engaging and informative. We learned about Galena's past and also saw items we would never see any other place - i.e. the drapes from the movie, Gone with the Wind. It was a delightful tour!

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Ames, Iowa
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6 reviews
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 24, 2015

This is a building with an interesting history, but it is jammed to the rafters with all sorts of antiques, not all from the same period. Non-flash pictures are not allowed and it is difficult to see many of the items because areas are roped off and it is rather dark in the mansion.

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Coon Rapids, Minnesota
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 34 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 23, 2015

This old Victorian home is fills with A LOT of furnishings! More than you can believe! the grounds are beautiful and the building itself is awesome. Located just across the bridge, it is easy to find.

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Nevada, Iowa
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 2, 2015

This place is a jewel. The tour guides were so knowledgeable. The stairs are a little hard to navigate, but otherwise, great place!

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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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