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Address: 220 Diagonal St., Galena, IL 61036
Phone Number: 815-777-1250
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11:00 am - 4:00 pm
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Sun - Sat 11:00 am - 4:00 pm

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Really realistic

We just returned from a visit to this house. As soon as Noreen opened the door I was blown away by how perfectly preserved and realistic it looked for its period. It still has all... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed December 1, 2014
Anna W
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2 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 1, 2014

We just returned from a visit to this house. As soon as Noreen opened the door I was blown away by how perfectly preserved and realistic it looked for its period. It still has all the old tools and building accessories like square nails etc. Noreen was very informative and we also enjoyed doing the Victorian photo shoot at the... More 

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MENOMONEE FALLS
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24 reviews 24 reviews
15 attraction reviews
27 helpful votes 27 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 16, 2014

Yep! This place back in the hayday was considered a mansion. The main floor was the store with the living quarters upstairs. This is where we learned that most of the people in the town died young from lead poisoning. All their plates and cups were made with it as they mined it and it took them years to figure... More 

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Wapakoneta, Ohio, United States
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6 reviews 6 reviews
3 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 20, 2014

We bought the combo tickets with the Belvidere mansion and enjoyed getting to walk through the house. It was a short, about half an hour tour that was interesting, but really it was just neat to see the inside of this old dwelling. It's not very often that you get to see how families in the early 1800s lived!

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Minneapolis, Minnesota, United States
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1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
1 of 5 stars Reviewed September 9, 2014

We stopped here at about 11.10am yesterday after it's purported 11am opening. Sign said "open" and the lights were on but the place was locked up tighter than a drum. After waiting around for about 5 minutes we gave up left. Later we went to the Belvedere Mansion and they wanted to sell us a combo ticket for it and... More 

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Byron, Illinois
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68 reviews 68 reviews
20 attraction reviews
32 helpful votes 32 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 4, 2014

We bought the combo tickets with the Belvidere mansion. This is a short tour made interesting by our friendly and knowledgeable guide.

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Chicago, Illinois
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30 reviews 30 reviews
3 attraction reviews
39 helpful votes 39 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2014

Very cool original home and trading post. See with your own eyes how peaple really live in the early 1800's.

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Janesville, Wisconsin
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105 reviews 105 reviews
28 attraction reviews
63 helpful votes 63 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2014 via mobile

My wife and I really enjoyed the tour. The house is both an old trading post and residence from the 1830s. Very true to that era. The day we went there, though, it was hot as blazes in the trading post. It is also very close. While I thought it was a little expensive given the fact that it only... More 

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Oshkosh
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6 reviews 6 reviews
5 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 24, 2014

Very interesting tour, great guide, worth doing. PHOTOS ARE NOT ALLOWED, which was not posted, stated until after pictures were taken.

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Baraboo
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33 reviews 33 reviews
20 attraction reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2014

Bought the combo ticket for Belvedere Mansion. Great price for two homes. Very small home , but the oldest in Galena, Il. A great tour guide gave us a lot of information, and indulged us in ghost stories. Took only 30 min. To do the tour.

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Pleasant Prairie, Wisconsin
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28 reviews 28 reviews
13 attraction reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 14, 2014

The oldest house in Galena was really cool. Makes a lot of people like us realize that those were the "luxury" back in the days and live with what you got. It obviously looks old, it smells old, and the items on display were fascinating as well.

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