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Belvedere Mansion

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A lovely piece of historical architecture

This was a very lovely home once, facing the Galena River, It is very full of period antiques... read more

Reviewed November 6, 2018
Cheryll H
Grand Forks, United States
Did not meet expectations

From the street, this mansion is impressive. However, once you are inside, it's a bit of a... read more

Reviewed November 1, 2018
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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...more
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1008 Park Ave, Galena, IL 61036-2622
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Reviewed November 6, 2018

This was a very lovely home once, facing the Galena River, It is very full of period antiques, furnished by the current owners.

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank Cheryll H
Reviewed November 1, 2018

From the street, this mansion is impressive. However, once you are inside, it's a bit of a disappointment. The interior of the building itself is fine, but items of furniture and paintings in the mansion are largely from the owner's personal collection of antiques, instead...More

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank Steigenberger592
Reviewed October 26, 2018

I would say a drive by would suffice. You see a very, very beautiful home and imagine what it must have been like in its heyday. As several people stated in their reviews it's kind of pricey-$25/couple and your tour time is only about 30-40...More

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank Ejayer
Reviewed October 24, 2018 via mobile

This place is stunning! I only wish we were allowed to get into more of the rooms to get a closer look at more of the furnishings. It also seems a little overwhelming with so many items. Still happy to get in after all our...More

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank Becky P
Reviewed October 21, 2018 via mobile

I did not know this rour was not period specific. Most of the items were not specific to original owners. If you enjoy a variety of antiques collected by current owners this would be a good tour. Not for me.

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank 805briank
Reviewed October 15, 2018 via mobile

If you’re into Antiques this is for you ....they even have pieces from gone with the wind! Both tour guides were very informative and I thought it was money well spent… Be sure to check out the gardens! I thoroughly enjoyed seeing all the pieces!

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank purplehotgirl
Reviewed October 8, 2018

Take the trolley tour which covers this, the Dowling House and Grant's home. Well worth seeing. There are many things of interest in this home and you will not regret the time spent doing this.

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank Rhonda W
Reviewed October 2, 2018

Beautiful Mansion, with much history to be viewed and experienced. Quaint, small tours, with plenty of background on the home and previous occupants. Quite interesting.

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank CarlB1029
Reviewed September 15, 2018

The exterior of the house is breath-taking. But the inside is filled with whatever the owners can manage to buy at auctions. The walls are covered with old pictures of people who have no connection to the house.

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank Sparky0829
Reviewed September 10, 2018 via mobile

Don't bother. Went expecting more got a tour of a rich guy's antique collection. I did get brief history of the mansion but if I would've nown that that is what it was I wouldn't have spent the money. If you're into antiques enjoy.

Date of experience: September 2018
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