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Address: 220 Diagonal St., Galena, IL 61036
Phone Number: 815-777-1250
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Oldest house in town

Oldest house/mansion in the city. Was taken from bottom to top and saw the old "store" in the basement. Worth your time.

4 of 5 starsReviewed August 30, 2015
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Charleston, Illinois
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2015 NEW

The tour guide spoke in monotone, as if giving this tour for the 100th time today. The house and it's artifacts were factually and visually interesting.

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Portland, Oregon
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 31, 2015 NEW

Guided 30 minute tours of this restored trading post/house are offered on the half hour. Originally constructed by an Irish immigrant in 1826 and rebuilt by subsequent owners. Vacant at one point for 58 years. You can purchase a combination ticket to also tour Belvedere to save money. Price was $17 for the 2 house combo senior ticket, but taxes... More 

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Charleston, Illinois
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 30, 2015 NEW

Oldest house/mansion in the city. Was taken from bottom to top and saw the old "store" in the basement. Worth your time.

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Chicago, Illinois
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 65 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 23, 2015

I believe our tour guide was Sarah. She was very informative and passionate about the history of this house and time. 30 minute tour. Cost $9.00 but could be bundled with a ghost tour or mansion tour. No pictures inside the house due to damage of the artifacts. Very interesting and glad we did it. Pay cash for there is... More 

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Wind Lake, Wisconsin
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 22, 2015

We visited on a hot morning and I was excited to see the old home and trade post. Our guide knew a lot, but was not overly friendly. I was extremely disappointed that I couldn't take any photos of the inside and there were no post cards available of the interior which I would have been ok with.

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

The tour guide was super informative and friendly! This was one of the best sites we visited because we learned a lot!

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Chicago, Illinois
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 13, 2015

We did this on a whim, but we enjoyed our short, but informational tour immensely. Lots of cool info crammed into one tour and the house itself felt really cool and had a lot of history to it. would recommend.

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Zion, Illinois
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed August 10, 2015

Popped in to this establishment for a tour this weekend. Waited a bit for someone to assist us. A middle aged lady came out of the back area and she asked what we "needed." We asked about touring the house and she pointed to two tour pamphlets and said "Both are what you want, do the two tours for one... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 8, 2015

Educational and historical tour but the tour guide was very young and not well informed about the area. Thankfully the tour was only about 30 minutes.

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Romeoville, United States
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 4, 2015

This is the oldest home in Galena and it has been added onto several times. It is a great way to learn the history of trading and how the home is held together and the way people lived back then. Hard to believe that recently people were living there. Wow! WARNING you will be charged a 3% surcharge if you... More 

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