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Galena Welcome Center

Old Market House State Historic Site
123 N. Commerce St.
Galena, IL 61036
9a.m. – 5p.m. Daily

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The Dowling House & Noreen's Old Time Photos

220 Diagonal St.
Galena IL 61036
Local: 815-777-1250


The Dowling House, was built in 1826 by John Dowling and is the oldest house in Galena. Built of limestone, it was once the only trading post in the city. The Dowling House was equipped with primitive living quarters and hosted many fur traders in years past.

Tour guides provide a complete history of the development of the City of Galena and Dowling House while you browse through quaint artifacts from the early nineteenth century. Be sure to ask about discount tickets when purchased in combination with Galena Trolley Tours and the Belvedere Mansion and Gardens.

- Daily - May-Oct. 
- Half hour tour 
- $9 admission

- Tour The Belvedere mansion
- Ulysses S. Grant's house state historic site home
- Elihu Washburne house state historic site 

Packages & Promotions

Combo Ticket
Ticket includes Dowling House and the Belvedere Mansion tours for $17 plus tax.

(May - Nov.)