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“Oh my goodness” 5 of 5 stars
Review of Havencrest Castle

Havencrest Castle
140 N 5th St, Savanna, IL 61074
+(1)815-990-7159
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Ranked #1 of 8 Attractions in Savanna
Type: Landmarks
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Recommended length of visit: 2-3 hours
Owner description: Experience one of our popular guided tours at northwest Illinois' grandest mansion, the six story, 63 room, hilltop home of Mr. & Mrs. Alan St. George. Step into a romantic dream of Love and Art where the line between fantasy and reality blurs. Elaborately-themed rooms transport the visitor to distant lands, and long-forgotten eras. Visitors are left with an unforgettable experience of beauty, elegance, and fantasy, embraced by a never-ending love story. Go beyond the tour: Imagine staging your special occasion amidst the splendor and opulence of our incomparable settings. Medieval Dinners, Chinese Feasts, Fantasy Weddings, Birthdays, Anniversaries, Victorian High Teas, Persian Masquerades, Club Meetings, and Business Luncheons. Havencrest Castle awaits to embrace you and your guests with elegance and art. Please call us to discuss options and your available budget, or to schedule a tour. Call Havencrest Curator and Event Director, Michael S. Dunavant.
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“Oh my goodness”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 23, 2014 via mobile

This place is very crazy! Every room we were in had a theme, executed very well but so over-the-top it was almost overwhelming. The tour is 2 hours which sounds like a long time but it went fast. The tour guides live in the house and Michael is a nephew of the man that ownes it so he seems to know about the house as well as having some family tales to tell. He is assisted by a friend, Talia, who seems to really enjoy what she's doing as well as the opportunity to live in the house.

If you are in Savanna, you should make time to go.

Visited August 2014
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English first
Wrightstown, Wisconsin
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“amazingly beautiful”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 22, 2014

I enjoyed my visit to the Havencrest Castle. Every room made you feel the romance between the St. Georges in the way they displayed their imagination in the decor and in their personal items. Michael, the tour director, was my favorite. He did an excellent job and he also sang for us. If you are ever in Savannah this is a must see attraction.

Visited August 2014
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Milan,Illinois
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“Astounding”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 6, 2014

This property is a real work of art to say the least!i have a thing about touring homes and always try to tour different ones when we travel.Little did I know that one of the most beautiful and interesting places to visit would be an hour from home.
The attention to detail and the time an effort the the St. John's put into building there fantasy is remarkable.You cannot go wrong visiting this Magnificent castle.

Visited August 2014
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“Awesome tour!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 25, 2014 via mobile

A very thorough tour. Very interesting and guide extremely knowledgeable. So much to look at and enjoy. Very fascinating history. We were fortunate to have the guide play the piano and sing a song chosen by a tourist. A must see.A hidden gem that should be explored.Go before the winter as it closes for the winter season.

Visited July 2014
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Stockton, IL
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“Unique Experience”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 13, 2014

When you want to experience how the rich & famous from Medieval times lived, tour this Castle. It is a one-in-a-million time for you. We toured as a group from Stockton. Step back into time to experience this story of a devoted couple.

Visited June 2014
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