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Address: 1008 Park Avenue, Galena, IL 61036-2622
Phone Number: +1 815-777-0747
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The green drapes from "Gone with the Wind" are one of the many...

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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Worth a visit. Just don't expect to see original pieces and artifacts. It's basically filled with the current uber-wealthy owners' collection of antiques they've collected from... read more

3 of 5 bubblesReviewed 5 weeks ago
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Maplewood, Minnesota
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110 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 33 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

We were there on November 11th (Veterans Day) and found that they were closed for the season. Their website indicated that their tours run "generally through the middle of November. (Wouldn't that be the 15th?) Okay, they did say generally but why close before a federal holiday weekend when the town is hopping with people?

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Thank 115Pete_F
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12 reviews
7 attraction reviews
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 weeks ago

Worth a visit. Just don't expect to see original pieces and artifacts. It's basically filled with the current uber-wealthy owners' collection of antiques they've collected from various sources. Not really historical to the mansion. However, the tour guides were excellent and provide history regarding the mansion itself.

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Thank Connie W
Stoughton, Wisconsin
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12 reviews
7 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 October 2016

A friend and I, who'd never been to Galena, were there on October 24, 2016. We toured the Belvedere Mansion and were amazed that it's a private residence part of the year, and a tourist attraction the rest of the time. We were dazzled at the story (built by a wealthy river boat captain) and almost were too overwhelmed by... More 

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Thank Lehman2214
Chillicothe, Illinois
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25 reviews
13 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 October 2016

This mansion is amazing. The furnishings take you back to the days of the steamship captain that had the house built for $18,000 back in the 1800's. Our guides were very knowledgeable about the history of this magnificent house.

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Thank Ken P
Webster City, Iowa
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7 reviews
3 attraction reviews
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 October 2016

This mansion is packed with antiques and beautiful artifacts, some of which are priceless. Our tour guide was very knowledgeable and fun. We were already pretty worn out when we got there, so my husband and I couldn't handle the stairs up to the second floor, but our guide was very accommodating and allowed us to wait and rejoin the... More 

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Thank Nancy M
Illinois
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57 reviews
28 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 October 2016

Nice site to see, but if there are over 6 in your group, it will not be do-able as you cannot get into the rooms (except 1). You have to peek inside from hallway, one at a time, which is a real pain in the butt. No photos allowed. Cannot see into most rooms very well. Docents have a VERY... More 

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Thank Illinoisnow
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6 reviews
6 attraction reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 October 2016

Best tour we went on. While this house has been updated more than some of the others, it is simply beautiful. Current owner has filled it with period correct items. It will wow you.

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Thank Steven S
Peoria, Illinois
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34 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 October 2016

This is well worth the price of admission. Very interesting and informative tour. Great tour guides. This is an impressive piece of Galena's history with some literally priceless antiques inside.

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Thank JM1485
Minneapolis, Minnesota
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11 reviews
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 October 2016

Tour guide said it was open until 5:00 pm. We arrive at 3:45 and found a note on the door that said ". Tour in progress. Ring the bell once and have a seat, we will be with you shortly?" We took seats on the porch and wIted. After about a half an hour the grounds worker came and asked... More 

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Thank Beverly J
Smithville mo
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7 reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 October 2016

Beautiful historic mansion. Lots of antiques . The history of the house is very interesting. The guides were very knowledgeable .

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