Coming in 2017 the 50th Annual Tour
of Historic Galena Homes
September 23 and 24
Check back for details of this anniversary event!
It’s a labor of love, really… this business of asking owners of Galena’s rich cache of historic buildings to open their homes to the public for an entire weekend. We’re asking a lot, we know. Yet every year, roughly a half dozen properties are, indeed, offered up for touring, giving lovers of history, quality American workmanship and even quirky ingenuity the opportunity to see why Galena’s 19th Century architecture and interiors are second to none. What can we possibly do for an encore next year, upon the Tour’s 50th anniversary? We’ve got some ideas…
Some Highlights from the 2016 Home Tour
2016 Galena Tour of Historic Homes
Many Galena IL home tour attendees return year after year.
Capt Gear Home on Tour
Exterior of Capt Gear Home on Galena's Historic Tour of Homes - 2016
jail hill inn
Jail Hill Inn - completed award winning historic lodging in Galena, IL. Added to tour on Sunday afternoon.
Snyder House B&B - on the 2016 Tour of Historic Galena Homes.
East Side Grocery
East Side Grocery now a charming comfortable residence it is still remembered by some as the neighborhood grocery.
Washburne House beautifully and authentically restored to its former grandeur. Galena Belles Questers were on hand as knowledgeable guides.
Dawson House, a Queen Anne home decorated with 17 th-19th-century English antiques collected by the owners Mike and Samantha Blaum.