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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
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The green drapes from "Gone with the Wind" are one of the many...

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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a cool house, but I felt a bit overpriced on the tour. Took maybe 1/2 hour, when I looked on the website and on the brochure and it did not say no photographs so I brought my... read more

3 of 5 starsReviewed 1 week ago
Lori C
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Sauk Rapids, Minnesota
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6 reviews
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

We love touring historic homes but this was probably the oddest and most dissapointing one we've seen. Athough it was a historic home, there was very little history shared. For example, the tour guides never mentioned that the original owner lost the home due to being found guilty of a "wrongful imprisonment" lawsuit filed after the Civil War ended. (The... More 

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Thank apditlevson
Brooklyn, Iowa
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13 reviews
5 attraction reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

This is one of my favorite mansions in Galena. The owners collection is beautiful and the care the home receives is never ending. The guides will answer many questions if you ask them, especially the first of the two. He's very knowledgeable about the home.

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Thank dsmith2298
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6 reviews
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

a cool house, but I felt a bit overpriced on the tour. Took maybe 1/2 hour, when I looked on the website and on the brochure and it did not say no photographs so I brought my camera thinking I could get some cool pictures, was told to put my camera away. I was hoping to see a house in... More 

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Thank Lori C
Monee
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42 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Apparently the current owners are collectors and bring all theii "stuff" to this house. There was so much clutter that it took away the charm of what the house would have been.

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1 Thank Barbara M
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3 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Wasn't impressed. There were too many items in the house. The tour guides seemed more rehearsed than anything. Wasn't worth the money. Should have been a "donation only."

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Thank Bridget T
Ankeny, Iowa
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This mansion is so full of amazing historical items, that it would take a full day to look at everything! Really interesting the history in that mansion.

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Thank samack3
Madison, Wisconsin
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This is a very interesting mansion to tour in Galena....it is also reasonable to do so...my only complaint was a somewhat rude guide...but other than that the tour was interesting and enjoyable If you love to tour older historic homes with history you wont be disappointed.

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Thank Ainteasy
Rock City, Illinois
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7 reviews
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I don't think that $12.50 was well spend. For art or antique lovers it might be worth it. It was remodeled and many of the items are the collection of the new owner. It did look cluttered with all the things that the owners collect from many different places. The guides were friendly and answered questions. The grounds are kept... More 

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Thank Tinchen1966
Great Torrington, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 19, 2016

Belvedere Mansion, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania USA The Welles Esate Mansion from The Horror film Girls School Screamers (1986)

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Thank Kyle E
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 12, 2016

I personally enjoy touring mansions such as this. I didn't the price of admission was out of line with other places similar, I do agree that the first guide seemed well rehearsed in what he said about everything. It is unusual that the owners actually live in here and use the rooms, they must be gone during the day while... More 

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