Illinois’ oldest stone structure, Dowling House, is located in Galena. Built in 1826 it was once a trading post for miners. It is filled with primitive furniture, artifacts, antiques and some of Galena’s own pottery. There are 30 minute tours daily from 11:00 – 4:00. Cost is $9.00.
This building is so old it doesn’t have a website, so if you want more info, call 815-777-1250 or just stop in for a tour.