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The Dowling House

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Galena’s oldest house, Dowling House, was built in 1826 by John Dowling. 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. For more information call (815) 777-1250. Be sure to ask about discount tickets when purchased in combination with Galena Trolley Tours and the Belvedere Mansion and Gardens.