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Hegeler Carus Mansion

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This was a great and interesting tour of the mansion. The tour guide was the best, not just a... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Mickey F
Excellent house and tour!

We were not looking for this gem in history when we came together in July to visit family up from... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
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1307 7th St, LaSalle, IL 61301-1960
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Reviewed 1 week ago

It's a huge home but still in pretty rough condition. Was surprised at the state of disrepair but they are working on restoring it. Was an interesting tour and worth the stop. Maybe in 20 years it will be completed.

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Reviewed 1 week ago

This was a great and interesting tour of the mansion. The tour guide was the best, not just a script but stories and history of the owners and the mansion she made the tour well worth our visit. Hope to come back to do the...More

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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We were not looking for this gem in history when we came together in July to visit family up from TX. Both families histories and volumes of books were amazing to learn about. The house and tour guide kept our attention the entire time. We...More

Thank Stephanie L
Reviewed 12 August 2018 via mobile

History of industrial chemistry, mining and metallurgy; ecumenism and early US studies of comparative religion; second-empire architecture; feminist history (women engineers /corporate leaders of the 1800s; leading-edge technology of late 19th century residential construction; German immigration; corporate philanthropy—all this and more is covered in barely...More

1  Thank MwalimuDar
Reviewed 8 August 2018 via mobile

The story of this family is fascinating. Who is so interested in religion that they bankroll a society that publishes magazines, books,seminars, and forums? The mansion was to be funded by millions left by the owner, but his wise daughter (a woman who was way...More

1  Thank Cynthia P
Reviewed 3 August 2018 via mobile

Ya over price for showing u only see two floors of this place there are 47rooms u can only see 13 of them she will let u see all them if book it before hand and cost 100.00 person. And charge u for taking pics...More

1  Thank Jeremy G
Reviewed 22 June 2018

If you love old history, this is the best hour you will ever spend! What a gem! It's only $15 each and $5 to take pics. The tour is done by such professional, fun, knowledgeable folks. Trish took us around. She's been working there for...More

1  Thank DandAHab
Reviewed 19 June 2018

I am a history buff so old homes intrigue me. The guide very informative with the history of the home and family that lived there

Thank Connie O
Reviewed 29 May 2018

I've been on a fair number of tours of old homes, but nothing beats the Hegeler Carus Mansion. Both the family's history and mansion's history are so interesting you can't wait to hear more. It's very difficult to catch everything in just one tour. I...More

1  Thank snooze56
Reviewed 28 May 2018

This tour was so enjoyable that I plan to visit again! There is so much to see, it is difficult to take it in. So often, tours of old houses are filled with replicas, etc., but most of the items in the house are original....More

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$15.00 plus $5.00 to take photos
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