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Belvedere Mansion

1008 Park Avenue, Galena, IL 61036-2622
+1 815-777-0747
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Amazing home and collection of furnishings.

The interior of the home is chockablock with thee owner's collection of furniture, paintings and... read more

Reviewed 4 days ago
richbob41
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Massillon, Ohio
Old but not original

We had 2 great hosts with great knowledge and enjoyed the tour, but found it a little disappointing... read more

Reviewed 4 weeks ago
kevinkaz2015
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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.
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  • Very good24%
  • Average22%
  • Poor15%
  • Terrible13%
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1008 Park Avenue, Galena, IL 61036-2622
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Reviewed 4 days 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 4 weeks ago

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

Thank kevinkaz2015
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

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
Reviewed 30 October 2016

Worth a visit. Just don't expect to see original pieces and artifacts. It's basically filled with the current uber-wealthy owners' collection of antiques they've collected from various sources. Not really historical to the mansion. However, the tour guides were excellent and provide history regarding the...More

Thank Connie W
Reviewed 25 October 2016

A friend and I, who'd never been to Galena, were there on October 24, 2016. We toured the Belvedere Mansion and were amazed that it's a private residence part of the year, and a tourist attraction the rest of the time. We were dazzled at...More

3  Thank Lehman2214
Reviewed 18 October 2016

This mansion is amazing. The furnishings take you back to the days of the steamship captain that had the house built for $18,000 back in the 1800's. Our guides were very knowledgeable about the history of this magnificent house.

2  Thank Ken P
Reviewed 14 October 2016

This mansion is packed with antiques and beautiful artifacts, some of which are priceless. Our tour guide was very knowledgeable and fun. We were already pretty worn out when we got there, so my husband and I couldn't handle the stairs up to the second...More

Thank Nancy M
Reviewed 6 October 2016

Nice site to see, but if there are over 6 in your group, it will not be do-able as you cannot get into the rooms (except 1). You have to peek inside from hallway, one at a time, which is a real pain in the...More

Thank Illinoisnow
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