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“No longer available for tour ?!”
Review of Dowling House

Dowling House
Ranked #17 of 45 things to do in Galena
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Illinois
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64 reviews
10 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 39 helpful votes
“No longer available for tour ?!”
Reviewed February 4, 2014 via mobile

I was excited to go for a tour of the fowling house given it's great reviews and the fact it's the one historic site in Galena I had yet to check out. However I was informed by there answering machine tours of the home would no longer be available but "Old Time photos" would be its replacement. How devastating this isn't Wisconsin Dells this is Galena a historical landmark here to preserve history and educate everyone of its incredible history. Complete disappointment!

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Minneapolis, Minnesota
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34 reviews
4 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
“Interesting”
Reviewed October 15, 2013 via mobile

Interesting home and history. I am not convinced it was worth $9. A couple light bulbs had burned out but not replaced- a little dark.

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Grayslake, Illinois
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6 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
“Historic story”
Reviewed October 15, 2013

This was a fun break from all the shopping in Galena. The home is full of antiques and stories! It takes about 30minutes and the women who told the story of the building and the families that lived there did a wonderful job!!

Visited October 2013
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Sun Prairie, Wisconsin
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6 reviews
3 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
“Excellent”
Reviewed October 12, 2013

We have toured a number of similar places and I originally was not all that excited about going. I learned SEVERAL new things and the story of the home was very interesting too.

Visited October 2013
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1 Thank Sandra C
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Waukesha, Wisconsin
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20 reviews
6 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
“Interesting history”
Reviewed October 7, 2013

It's odd that's paired with the Belvedere Mansion as the two tours could not be more different. If you're into history, this is a great tour. If you want to see a fancy house with lots of stuff, see the Belvedere Mansion.

If you're interested at all in the history of Galena and life during the days of the lead mines, this is a tour you really need to take.

Visited October 2013
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