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Washburne House State Historic Site

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Address: 908 Third St, Galena, IL 61036
Phone Number: 815-777-3310
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Did not know anything about E.B. Washburne until I toured his home. Glad I did. I would recommend it to all.

5 of 5 starsReviewed August 22, 2015
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Rochester, Minnesota
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Rochester, Minnesota
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 22, 2015

Did not know anything about E.B. Washburne until I toured his home. Glad I did. I would recommend it to all.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 22, 2015

We visited Grants home first, then went to Washburne home. Very nicely kept and guided by local women dedicated to keeping this home open to the public. They are only open on Fridays, so plan accordingly. This home has some interesting history in itself and the guide was great. She was very personable. This home is beautiful and worth the... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 14, 2015

We were in Galena for a 2 day visit and the tour guide at the Grant Home mentioned that volunteers would be giving tours on that particular Friday. The ladies giving the tour shared a lot of interesting information. The tour was free with a suggested donation of $2 per person which I thought was incredibly cheap. Before the tours... More 

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Greenfield, Indiana
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2015

This house is so full of history. It was very interesting to see how big this house is and the history behind it. The tour guide really knew what she was talking about and she was very friendly.

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Mankato, Minnesota
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 11, 2015

We arrived at a time when it wasn't open for tours inside, however, we enjoyed walking around the grounds and looking at the outside of the building.

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Minneapolis, Minnesota
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 25, 2015

It was Interesting. We learned a lot of Civil wartime history. We also learned about a connection to our hometown of Minneapolis.

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Medina, Minnesota
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 13, 2015

Art inside house during tour provided a "real feel" of events that took place inside the home. Many historic personalities took part in shaping our countries future in this home...very capturing.

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Dwight, Illinois
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 25, 2014

I love the Greek Revival Architecture of this home. A very good time period snapshot since Elihue Washburne played such an important part in early Galena history. The docent we had was a very knowledgeable and friendly woman and we really enjoyed our tour of this mansion. Several of the "privately Owned "Mansions" in the area were really not authentic... More 

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Brookfield, IL
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 14, 2014

Only open on Fridays. Thank goodness for volunteers. Donations accepted. Gives you a view of the politics and successful business owners in the time of U.S. Grant.

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Oak Lawn, Illinois
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2014

Very interesting ! We toured the home with our 12 year old son and his two teen age cousins. They also found the tour interesting.( made them leave electronic devices at vacation house) Only open on Fridays ! Donation suggested

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