About Victorian Mansion

The Victorian Mansion is Galena’s Premier Bed & Breakfast.Relax in a chaise lounge in the English Gardens, without the noise from traffic on Highway 20.

Built in 1856 by Augustus Estey, a wealthy banker and lead smelter, this Victorian Estate has been authentically furnished and restored.

The elegant Italianate style Mansion sits on over 1 1/2 acres where its doors were often opened for entertaining Galena’s most prominent citizens, including America’s 18th President, Ulysses S. Grant. It was from our balcony, during his farewell party hosted by Augustus Estey that Grant’s departing speech was delivered to the citizens of Galena.



Accommodations include eight guest rooms, each with its own private bath and unique character. All of our rooms have Egyptian cotton linens and deluxe pillow top mattresses. Many of the rooms have fireplaces.

Begin every morning with a full breakfast served on fine china, crystal and silver. Our fresh squeezed juices and fruit smoothies promise to invigorate you.