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The Dowling House, Galena

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  • This was a strange site. The history of the site was interesting, but it wasn't until the end of the tour when we realize the tour guide LOCKED us in! had there been a fire or something, we would have...  more »
  • Maybe it was an "off" day for them, we don't know. However, it was just a very plain jane tour and we wanted to know more about the family who built it and lived there. The "general store" below was n...  more »
  • Built in 1826, the Dowling House is just a simple stone structure, but it represents the rich history of the riverside town. They offer tours, but unless you're really into the history of the place, y...  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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