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Ryan Mansion Tours - CLOSED

11373 West US Hwy 20, Galena, IL 61036
+1 815-777-2750
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Living history in Galena.

Visited in early December. Was just myself and my mom. Our tour was led by the "maid." Lots of... read more

Reviewed 3 March 2013
Chicago, Illinois
The Candlelight Splendor Tour wasn't Candlelit. (?)

We did the "Candlelight Splendor" Tour this past Friday night. The tours are from 5-7 and $10 per... read more

Reviewed 27 January 2013
Wendy V
Janesville, Wisconsin, United States
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Visit the Ryan Mansion for an entertaining tour of Victorian Life in the 1800s. Galena's largest historic mansion, with well over 9,000 square feet of luxury details. Ruby glass windows oriented to the Summer Solstice, 12 fireplaces, 9 servant's bells, etc.
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  • Very good11%
  • Average33%
  • Poor11%
  • Terrible0%
2 Mar 2013
“Living history in Galena.”
27 Jan 2013
“The Candlelight Splendor Tour wasn't Candlelit. (?)”
11373 West US Hwy 20, Galena, IL 61036
+1 815-777-2750
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Reviewed 3 March 2013

Visited in early December. Was just myself and my mom. Our tour was led by the "maid." Lots of great info about the origins of the house and its role in Galena's history. My only thought going through the main floor room was if seemed...More

2  Thank julievann
Reviewed 27 January 2013

We did the "Candlelight Splendor" Tour this past Friday night. The tours are from 5-7 and $10 per person. I have mixed feelings about this tour....the "Butler" played the part and acted as if we were truly in the 1800's. It was interesting to proceed...More

3  Thank Wendy V
Reviewed 12 November 2012

This home is beautiful! The tour is given by the "Ryan's Butler" and is done as though we are at the home while the Ryan's are living there. You are allowed to take pictures and look around all of the rooms on the tour. Once...More

1  Thank mkirschman
Reviewed 14 October 2012

My husband and I really enjoyed our tour of the Ryan Mansion. Our tour was led by young woman who was dressed in 1880s attire. The fun thing about the tour was that she talked as if we were back in the 1880s and were...More

Thank RoadTripfromIL
Reviewed 11 September 2012

Guides made it fun by treating the tour as guests to a ball given by the Ryan's. All pieces are authentic to the era; the rooms are also available to rent as part of bed and breakfast and are functional as well as beautifu.

Thank Joyce C
Reviewed 23 March 2012

Not your usual tour! We were greeted by the "maid" of this Victorian mansion and we had apparently been invited to attend the ball given for the young lady of the house who was turning 16. We became a part of history as we toured...More

1  Thank IowaGozzie
Reviewed 30 January 2012

2 couples went on the Ryan Mansion Candlelight Tour on Friday, January 27th. We were the only ones on the tour, beginning our tour by ringing the doorbell and being greeted by the 'Butler'. The butler did a great job of explaining calling cards and...More

1  Thank jwachs
Reviewed 26 November 2011

First impression was outside was not kept in good repair. Although we were there in November, the grounds seemed not to be taken care off. Overgrown weeds, etc. The tour was interesting and the guides were good. They knew the history well and states in...More

5  Thank Jclark1027
Reviewed 6 July 2009

We paid for a tour of the Ryan Mansion for two it totaled $21.50.I did not time the tour but it may have lasted 15-20 minutes and we really did not get to see the entire mansion as they are restoring some of it .It...More

8  Thank psa954
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