is what this mansion is now known as. Beautiful home with a lot of history. Great for architecture, antique, and history fanatics. We were bummed that we didn't get to go to the top floor due to fire codes. You can also purchase a combo package and see the Dowling House.
They call this the Downton Abbey of Galena. This grand 1980's mansion is beautiful! This is the home of J. Russell Jones, a steamboat owner and ambassador to Belguim. We enjoyed the story behind this mansion and many artifacts sent here as well. We were given the history on these items. The only kicker is you cannot take pictures inside... 更多
We love touring historic homes but this was probably the oddest and most dissapointing one we've seen. Athough it was a historic home, there was very little history shared. For example, the tour guides never mentioned that the original owner lost the home due to being found guilty of a "wrongful imprisonment" lawsuit filed after the Civil War ended. (The... 更多
This is one of my favorite mansions in Galena. The owners collection is beautiful and the care the home receives is never ending. The guides will answer many questions if you ask them, especially the first of the two. He's very knowledgeable about the home.
a cool house, but I felt a bit overpriced on the tour. Took maybe 1/2 hour, when I looked on the website and on the brochure and it did not say no photographs so I brought my camera thinking I could get some cool pictures, was told to put my camera away. I was hoping to see a house in... 更多
Apparently the current owners are collectors and bring all theii "stuff" to this house. There was so much clutter that it took away the charm of what the house would have been.
Wasn't impressed. There were too many items in the house. The tour guides seemed more rehearsed than anything. Wasn't worth the money. Should have been a "donation only."
This mansion is so full of amazing historical items, that it would take a full day to look at everything! Really interesting the history in that mansion.
This is a very interesting mansion to tour in Galena....it is also reasonable to do so...my only complaint was a somewhat rude guide...but other than that the tour was interesting and enjoyable If you love to tour older historic homes with history you wont be disappointed.