The Dowling House is the oldest building in Galena, Illinois, United States, now a historic house museum.For Dowling House and beyond, use our Galena trip itinerary planner to get the most from your Galena vacation.
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Carpenters, wood workers, home builders take a pause on every corner. They can't help it. Work lives to be revered.
Carpenters, wood workers, home builders take a pause on every corner. They can't help it. Work lives to be revered. more »
Tour was great way to get insight into history of Galena.Our guide was knowledgeable, clearly loved the museum and was happy to answer questions.
Tour was great way to get insight into history of Galena.Our guide was knowledgeable, clearly loved the museum and was happy to answer questions. more »
Very creepy!! Went on the walking tour and our group was small enough the leader let us tour the house quick!! Absolutely beautifully kept house with lots of history and creepy stories to tell! Definitely a tour I'd go on a 2nd time!
This is the oldest building in Galena IL and actually one of the oldest structures in Illinois. This building is made completely of limestone and was built into the side of a large hill. The house is just cool to stop by and admire but, there are guided tours. I highly suggest paying for the guided tour, it's $10 per person and it's about a 30 minute tour of the outside the ground level and the top floor. The guides are very knowledgeable and know everything about the house and all of the items in the house. The guides know all the back stories of the people who lived in the house and what they did day to day. Don't miss this one. It's one of the more fascinating history tours.
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