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Belvedere Mansion

1008 Park Avenue, Galena, IL 61036-2622
+1 815-777-0747
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Unusual home - fun to visit

We enjoyed our tour. There is not a lot of Galena history beyond the house structure itself, but... read more

Reviewed 3 days ago
James W
Cedar Rapids, Iowa
An antique warehouse

This isn't about history. It seems to be about some collectors who have stored purchases in every... read more

Reviewed 3 days ago
Deborah W
Little Rock, Arkansas
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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.
  • Excellent24%
  • Very good26%
  • Average22%
  • Poor15%
  • Terrible13%
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1008 Park Avenue, Galena, IL 61036-2622
+1 815-777-0747
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Reviewed 3 days ago

We enjoyed our tour. There is not a lot of Galena history beyond the house structure itself, but the collection by the owner more than made up for that fact. It was interesting to see and worth the time.

Thank James W
Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

This isn't about history. It seems to be about some collectors who have stored purchases in every inch of space in a large hodgepodge of rooms and charging a rather steep admission fee (for what you get).

Thank Deborah W
Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

The outside of this house is beautiful and ornate, the inside is filled with museum quality furnishings, paintings and objects. The interior is well maintained and the downstairs docent had a sense of humor as he showed us through the house and talked about the...More

Thank Shirley C
Reviewed 4 days ago

Save your money at this house by simply admiring it's stunning architecture from the street. While it is a beautiful home by any standard, the tour just shows off the hodge-podge collection of antiques and collectables gathered by the owners. One can hardly see the...More

Thank RMWinters
Reviewed 1 week ago

The most memorable aspect of the interior of this lovely home was the original green velvet curtains from the classic movie, Gone With The Wind (later more famously used in a skit in the Carol Burnett Show). I am rating this attraction as a 5...More

1  Thank bitt
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

The interior of the home is chockablock with thee owner's collection of furniture, paintings and decorative art. The first tour guide was new but did quite well. Definitely worth a visit.

Thank richbob41
Reviewed 30 May 2017

We had 2 great hosts with great knowledge and enjoyed the tour, but found it a little disappointing that all furnishings (except 2 items) in the house are from elsewhere. Also disappointing, tour pamphlets mentions 22 rooms, but the Third floor is off limits for...More

1  Thank kevinkaz2015
Reviewed 30 May 2017

Enjoyed the visit to the Belvedere Mansion - was disappointed that we were not allowed onto the top floor. Wish that there would not have been so many items that were added from various collections. It was very crowded and could have been more "period"...More

Thank MissS4
Reviewed 14 March 2017

I happened to drive by this grand home and I stopped for a tour. I love the big porches and the tower. This may be the most grand home in Galena. I saw a couple of other smaller, similar ones but this was the biggest....More

Thank david_hance_iowa
Reviewed 21 November 2016

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...More

Thank 115Pete_F
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