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“Interesting old Home with Business of 1840's on Street Level.”
Review of Dowling House

Dowling House
Ranked #18 of 48 things to do in Galena
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Reviewed May 25, 2013

Oldest home in Galena with a street front store set up as was in the day with hardware like supplies. Home above business small and modest for the day.

Thank Judy39
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Reviewed April 27, 2013

The Dowling House gives you a good picture of what it was like to live in Galena in the 1800's. How rooms were decorated and functional and how traveling artists would barter for rooms by bringing incomplete paintings and painting the hosts picture above the body. Sometimes the head did not match the body, but it was a very unique way to barter.

1  Thank Cheryl F
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Reviewed January 10, 2013

Just more early history of Galena. My daughter was fascinated by the tools in the house, and the unique cupboards upstairs. We also learned about the iron posts holding the walls together, and why so many early American houses have the stars on the front.

Thank dreytuch
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Reviewed November 21, 2012

The building looks (& Is) old & drab, but very, very interesting. Very much worth the time. Ticket can include a tour thru the Belvedere & as awesome as that is, Dowling's history & artifacts had me spellbound

Thank Terri M
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Reviewed November 8, 2012

There is so much hidden history in Galena. The Dowling place is one of these. Awesome place to learn. Staff is very well versed in the subject

1  Thank Christi S
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