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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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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.
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.
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
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
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
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
Pretty place but I think there was only one original piece in the house. Had quite a few Liberace items in it.
Too bad you can't go to the top level because of fire restrictions. I would say this is about a half hour tour.
Before you buy your tickets, know what you are buying. This is not a tour of the mansion of the most wealthy riverboat captain in the heyday of Galena. It is a tour of a private citizens' collection of antiques, and I guess, the house...More
One of the first things you learn when touring the grand mansions of historic Galena that most of them were built and owned and lived in by steamboat owners and captains, either on Prospect Street or Park Avenue. Some are open to the public for...More