The Belvedere has been considered the finest mansion in Galena since it was built in 1857. This house is truly a walk into the history of this great nation during the time leading up to, during and after the Civil War. Come experience its majesty for yourself. This historic 22 room mansion is truly lavish, the largest and "most often visited" Italianate mansion in Galena for more than 33 years! They offer a guided tour about every fifteen minutes from late spring to late fall. No reservations are necessary. Just ring the bell - you are always welcome! Your tour will begin after a short wait on the air conditioned grand Victorian wicker veranda. Special pricing is available for groups.