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Belvedere Mansion

1008 Park Avenue, Galena, IL 61036-2622
+1 815-777-0747
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Kind of disappointing

Very beautiful old home. Beautiful setting. Not very period appropriate though. The current owner... read more

Reviewed 5 days ago
gqrochi
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Naperville, Illinois
Beautiful example of old architecture

We so enjoyed touring this beautiful house from a long gone era. If you enjoy history, this will... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
set2go52
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Chicago,Illinois
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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 good28%
  • Average22%
  • Poor14%
  • Terrible12%
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1008 Park Avenue, Galena, IL 61036-2622
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Reviewed 5 days ago

Very beautiful old home. Beautiful setting. Not very period appropriate though. The current owner has tons upon tons of personal collected pieces including some from Liberace and they just don't fit with the period or the history of the home. Its way too cluttered and...More

Thank gqrochi
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We so enjoyed touring this beautiful house from a long gone era. If you enjoy history, this will add to your knowledge of civil war buildings.

Thank set2go52
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Very interesting history and so much to see. The three guides know everything about the house and the history of everything in the house.

Thank loriandgerald
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The ticket to tour this place is a bit expensive for adults but kids under 12 is free. The hosts are very knowledgeable. It is great that the owner hires senior to present this place.

Thank ST7140
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Beautifully restored to its overstuffed grandeur with antiques collected by present owners, this remnant of Galena 's past grandeur is worth taking its tour.

Thank Sandra R
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

The Belvedere Mansion has been considered the finest mansion in historic Galena since it was built in 1857. Today, the 22-room Italianate residence is the most lavish and largest and most often visited house in town. Located at 1008 Park Avenue atop the hill overlooking...More

Thank Taylor B
Reviewed 5 weeks ago

This house is privately owned by someone who loves to collect everything. Be careful where you walk and don't take a big purse or back pack as you might knock something over. Not suitable for young children. Every room is packed from ceiling to the...More

Thank chefpeppy
Reviewed 9 August 2017

This home is certainly a treasure for Galena. As others have said it has a lot of furniture and decorative items in the home but many are from the period of the home (belter furniture), There is a Tiffany dining light fixture and a very...More

Thank cat7847
Reviewed 3 August 2017 via mobile

First off 12 dollars is not a lot of money compared to almost any tour. Second, almost nothing in this house is "junk" its an unbelievable assortment of stuff that is one of a kind or priceless. Yes most of it is not true to...More

Thank Courtney L
Reviewed 2 August 2017

After we paid our entry fee, we discovered that this home is privately owned by an individual, and serves as a collection area for his huge antique collection, all jammed in to this home. It was nice to see some of this historic collection, but...More

Thank DoorCty12
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