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Dowling House

220 Diagonal St, Galena, IL 61036-2241
+1 815-777-1250
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Never open

I can't say whether I love or hate the place because it's never open!! Even "in season" during... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Woodstock, Illinois
Very good tour!

Very good guided tour, the guide did an awesome job! Wish the prices were listed for the tour, I... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Geanean C
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220 Diagonal St, Galena, IL 61036-2241
+1 815-777-1250
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Reviewed 1 week ago

I can't say whether I love or hate the place because it's never open!! Even "in season" during posted hours, they aren't open. Clearly the webpage was out of date. :(

Thank RadioRFD
Reviewed 1 week ago

Very good guided tour, the guide did an awesome job! Wish the prices were listed for the tour, I thought it was a little pricey, but was definitely worth the stop.

Thank Geanean C
Reviewed 2 March 2017

We were disappointed that it was not open but we look forward to visiting next time we're in town! Galena is a must see tourist town!

Thank Julie B
Reviewed 25 February 2017

Didn't think this would be much of a tour, but was wrong! Very good historical info, giving us a view of our past and what it was like!

Thank Judith B
Reviewed 31 October 2016 via mobile

This was our first stop on a last minute decision of taking a trolley tour to see the sights! Glad we did!! Very unique 1st home in Galena with wonderful tour guide. Highly recommend taking time to see this!!!

Thank Teresa C
Reviewed 31 October 2016

Make sure to tour this house. Very interesting and informative with a great tour guide who provided lots of great information.

Thank Connie W
Reviewed 26 October 2016

If my memory is accurate, this building, which was originally a trading post with the living quarters on top, is the oldest stone building in Illinois. It was built by a Mr. Dowling in the 1800's, was vacant and fell into disrepair over 50 years...More

Thank Lehman2214
Reviewed 19 October 2016

The oldest stone house in Illinois. The way that it was constructed, fallen into disrepair and then saved is quite a story. Our guide did an amazing job. It was as though we were in the 1800's

Thank Ken P
Reviewed 4 October 2016

It's the oldest house in Galena. Very rustic, interesting. Very much what you would expect to see. Tour is about 20 min.

Thank Steven S
Reviewed 2 October 2016

Sign says open at 10:30, but tours aren't until 11am and seem to run every 1/2 hour. A very informative tour of the oldest home in Galena. At the Belvedere we purchased a dual ticket which saved us a few dollars off each attraction. Great...More

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Teresa G
What are the other attractions availible for the combo package?
18 April 2016|
Response from jeepsong | Reviewed this property |
Belvedere Mansion is also included. It's a beautiful old place. The man who owned it was quite a collector so the house is full of interesting things.
Mohit K
Does this museum have tours? If yes how long is each tour? Thanks for helping me!
12 July 2015|
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Thirty minute tours.
what is the cost of a ticket?
21 April 2015|
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