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Belvedere Mansion

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I did not know this rour was not period specific. Most of the items were not specific to original... read more

Reviewed 3 days ago
Brian K
Sun Prairie, Wisconsin
via mobile
Galena Weekend

Beautiful Mansion, with much history to be viewed and experienced. Quaint, small tours, with plenty... read more

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
Elk Grove,Il.
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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 3 days ago 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.

Thank Brian K
Reviewed 1 week ago 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!

Thank purplehotgirl
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

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.

Thank Rhonda W
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

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.

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.

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.

Thank jstrickler01
Reviewed September 9, 2018 via mobile

The house is beautiful but currently being used as a storage unit for mismatched antiques. The tour doesn't give you any history of Galena or the architecture of the house. Additionally, there are no restrooms available for tour guest use - especially an issue when...More

Thank Lindsay K
Reviewed September 7, 2018

Very disappointed. the tour guide did not give much history of the place. This house seemed more like a warehouse of artifacts bought from MGM auctions etc. We do not recommend at all. In contrast our tour of the Dowling house was informative and the...More

Thank myerkes
Reviewed September 3, 2018 via mobile

This was a waste of time there was very little history about the original owner. This is a mansion where the current owners house all the antiques they have bought all over the world. Basically you will be paying them to see their cluttered house....More

Thank Martha B
Reviewed August 29, 2018

It's hard to miss this beauty as you drive through Galena. It's a beautiful home and the stories are just as grand as the home itself. Our tour guide was "St. Rose of Galena" and she was fantastic! If you only have time for one...More

Thank Katie H
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