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Tourguide was knowledgeable and told us a very interesting and detailed background on the house itself, it’s occupants, and Galena in that time era. The tour was short, but a nice break in between shopping and wine tasting. Tour was very accommodating to all in...More
A tour of this house is a must! So much history and interesting information. Much of the decor is original from the period and it just makes you feel like you're part of the 1800's. The backstory ties in with well with the rest of...More
The idea that the Dowlings came from Ireland without his wife and became quite successful & influential in community and politics. He was very philanthropic. Thankfully Mr. McCoy stepped in and saved that historic property for the rest of us to appreciate!
No visit to Galena should be without a trip to the Dowling House to learn some wonderful history not only of the house, but the times, the traditions, and the area itself. You can walk to it (right downtown) or you can take the trolley...More
The Belvidere mansion is included in the package but not worth the money. It is basically a store house for a rich mans hobby of buying antiques and fancy stuff. The house is way over packed with stuff that has nothing in... More
The Belvidere mansion is included in the package but not worth the money. It is basically a store house for a rich mans hobby of buying antiques and fancy stuff. The house is way over packed with stuff that has nothing in common with anything else