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The Dowling House, Galena

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  • We were here as first stop of the 2 1/2hr trolley tour. Can walk here easily as is in town. Very interesting "old" home. Our guide was very nice, informative and seemed to enjoy his job. Great histori...  more »
  • The bottom floor was the store and still packed with lots of interesting items explained by the tour guide. Then you go up the narrow stairs to see the living quarters, which definitely make you appre...  more »
  • This old house, originally a trading post and home, has been well restored from a deplorable state. The owners did add a room to the upstairs living quarters and added a stairway, but it still has a g...  more »
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  • Wonderful tour by a knowledgeable guide. Amazing early Illinois history.
  • This attraction has very limited hours, and it's a very short tour. I thought the house was very interesting, the history behind it was something I've been interested in for a couple of years now. The tour was pretty bland and the tour guide was less than entertaining. I don't usually give bad reviews, I always look for a silver lining. I'm hard pressed to find one here though. No pictures because the flash could damage the antiques? I don't think so. We weren't allowed to investigate any of the structure, and the tour guide is weird. The entire tour lasted perhaps 20 minutes, and I have a strange feeling there was much more history to that place than we were presented.
  • I enjoyed the tour of the oldest house in Galena. It is definitely worth a stop.

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