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The Dowling House, Galena

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TripAdvisor
  • The guide was very informative and very nice. I was surprised how nice the living quarters were. It is definitely a nice little tour  more »
  • We enjoyed the Dowling House - wish that there would have been more room to move around but understand that the building was not meant as an attraction. Would visit again - some good lessons to be lea...  more »
  • I can't say whether I love or hate the place because it's never open!! Even "in season" during posted hours, they aren't open. Clearly the webpage was out of date. :(  more »
Google
  • 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.