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Awed by This Home

This gorgeous home was built in the mid 1880's and it is a beautiful place to take the tour. Mr... read more

Reviewed July 26, 2017
Fenton, Illinois
Beautiful woodwork

My husband and I stopped for a Saturday afternoon tour and really enjoyed it. There was a fee... read more

Reviewed January 9, 2017
Cedar Rapids, Iowa
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420 5th Ave S, Clinton, IA 52732-4509
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Reviewed October 16, 2017

This is like a mill work museum, which was the business of the builder, stain glass and modern conveniences ahead of its time. Beautiful example of a mid-80's mansion lovingly preserved.

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Reviewed August 19, 2017

this is almost a showcase of Curtis' lumber products. Every room is in a different wood with ornate bannisters, staircases and woodwork. Beautiful windows and great furniture appointments highlight this delightful house.

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Reviewed July 26, 2017

This gorgeous home was built in the mid 1880's and it is a beautiful place to take the tour. Mr. Curtis was a building supplies owner and he showcased this house for prospective buyers to see what wood he used and all his fancy woodwork....More

1  Thank peonyrose
Reviewed June 23, 2017

This three-story mansion has beautiful stained glass windows, carved wood walls and antique furniture. The docent-led tour covers three floors - - only the first is air conditioned. I believe admission was $4.00. For and added fee one may have tea and cookies before the...More

Thank BKCK
Reviewed January 9, 2017

My husband and I stopped for a Saturday afternoon tour and really enjoyed it. There was a fee; but, it was worth it. The tour guide did a good job. It was very interesting to hear about the history of the home and to see...More

Thank kmbrown021393
Reviewed January 4, 2017

The George Curtis Mansion is a beautiful old house built by a craftsman as a showpiece for his abilities and the possibilities available in home interiors. This gives it a rather eclectic feel, although it is tied together with stained glass windows. The volunteer tour...More

Thank J G
Reviewed September 7, 2016

The mansion was interesting and beautiful with all the wood. The tour guide was very knowledgeable about the home and it's history. The only drawback is again it was only partially handicapped accessible, as you could not go upstairs if you were. Upstairs was warm...More

Thank Bonnie S
Reviewed September 29, 2015

We took a guided tour of this beautiful old home. The mansion was built by George Curtis, a lumber baron and window & sash company owner, during the hayday of timber finishing in the mid-19th century upper Mississippi River, this home features beautifully finished wood...More

1  Thank patnjoe2015
Reviewed April 28, 2015

This mansion is one of the best preserved Victorian houses I've seen. I have toured many old mansions and this one, built by a lumber baron in 1883, far exceeds the norm. It features stained glass windows and 10 elaborate fireplaces. The ornate woodwork is...More

1  Thank n1nna
Reviewed February 18, 2015

Beautiful mansion open for tours in the summer months from Memorial Day to Labor Day on Wednesdays from 1:00 - 4:00. Charge is $6.00. Tuesday Teas are held during the months of June - October with dessert and tea served for $2.00. If you prefer,...More

2  Thank Marsha S
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March 15, 2015|
Response from Michelle P |
Thank you for your great question. There is a ramp along the side of the mansion that is very accommodating for walkers, wheelchairs, etc. Tuesday Tea is reminiscent of the social hours in the Victorian era, women... More