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The Dowling House, Galena

Categories: Historic Sites, Tourist Spots
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3.1/5 based on 110+ reviews on the web
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  • It's the oldest house in Galena. Very rustic, interesting. Very much what you would expect to see. Tour is about 20 min. 
  • Sign says open at 10:30, but tours aren't until 11am and seem to run every 1/2 hour. A very informative tour of the oldest home in Galena. At the Belvedere we purchased a dual ticket which saved us a ...  read more »
  • I think we went into house in between tour times due to a fluke of misinformation and an unlocked door. The tour guide was so nice and gave us our own tour. It was very interesting. 
  • 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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