This stately home has an amazing history. This massively strong and elegant home was built by one of America’s wealthiest citizens, Russell Jones, and is the basis for the term “keeping up with the Joneses.” As you view the property, guides will point out the numerous surprising connections the house has had. From the early days of Jones’s friendship with President Lincoln and Grant, to Liberace, JFK and the move Gone With the Wind. The tour is well worth the price of admission, and one you should definitely take when in Galena.

(Note: photos not allowed in most of the house)

Belvedere Mansion
1008 Park Avenue
Galena, IL 61036