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Belvedere Mansion

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1008 Park Ave, Galena, IL 61036-2622
+1 815-777-0747
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Neat home but not a must see

Belvedere Mansion is a beautiful home. It has some neat things( Gone With the Wind curtains... read more

Reviewed 6 days ago
Frank Z
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Streamwood
via mobile
42nd Wedding Anniversary

I was fascinated by how well preserved the Belvedere Mansion is, the craftsmanship in this... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
d0ubledem0n
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Oak Lawn, Illinois
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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 entertainer Liberace.
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  • Average22%
  • Poor15%
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1008 Park Ave, Galena, IL 61036-2622
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Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

Belvedere Mansion is a beautiful home. It has some neat things( Gone With the Wind curtains, Liberace furniture). You only get to see two floors. The third is closed to the public. Our guide said it is closed due to not having a second stairwell,...More

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Reviewed 1 week ago

I was fascinated by how well preserved the Belvedere Mansion is, the craftsmanship in this structure represents many long lost building arts. To find a building such as this was extraordinary, to find it amongst other period buildings is like going back in time

Thank d0ubledem0n
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Reviewed 1 week ago

The home itself was beautiful however there is not much in the home that is original to the house. It is more of an antique collectors store room. The wait outside was much longer than I expected - I sat on the porch for over...More

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Reviewed 1 week ago

My wife and I enjoyed our tour of the Belvedere mansion. It is a fine large old mansion stuffed with about as many fine antiques as could possibly fit in there. Very pleasant and informative tour guides, and well-worth the $12.75 ticket price. Very near...More

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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

The Belvedere is a magnificent building but it’s history is not on the forefront of the tour. Yes you hear some of the story of The original owner. However the tour is a walk through the owner’s ego. It is overrun with a series of...More

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Reviewed 1 week ago

We went into this house thinking that we would hear all about the times of the steamboat era, how these people lived, ate, traveled,instead we went and looked at an extremely overloaded, granted old home, filled with the owners personal collection of antiques, from all...More

2  Thank graywolf530242
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The tour guide on the first floor was fabulous. He knew his stuff and loved this home. The current owners bought it to showcase all their collections. They have a lot of collections. The house itself is lovely. The staircase is amazing. Look up to...More

Thank Davidamy617
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Beautiful structure built on the bluff overlooking the Galena River. Originally built for a steamboat company owner in late 1800s. Undoubtedly many stories the building could tell. Unfortunately, the current owners use the mansion to store all their collectibles, ie Liberace glitz, Hollywood auction items,...More

1  Thank David B
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

When the staff opened at 11am as scheduled, we were greeted with the fact that they had a trolley coming and they take priority. We purchased our tickets ahead of time and were told we had to wait until later. Then the two "guides" started...More

1  Thank Al H
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

The Belvedere Mansion will not disappoint anyone who is interested in history or beautiful antiques.

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