Ghost Tours of Galena
Ghost Tours of Galena For a Ghoulish Good Time, take the Galena Trolley Haunted Tour of Galena. This tour is a nightly 80 minute tour of the town with a professional tour guide for your entertainment. Seats are limited so call early for Reservations at 815-777-1248. Annie Wiggins Ghost Tours... click here for more
Jim Post performs Mark Twain and the Laughing River
Visitors to Galena must see the delightful and funny show "Mark Twain and the Laughing River" performed by folk legend Jim Post. Jim created this original one man show featuring 12 original songs. The schedule for June performances will be as follows: 7 p.m. on Wednesdays June 2, 9,16 and 23; 7 p.m. on Saturdays June 5, 12, 19, and 26; 1 p.m. on... click here for more
10 Ways to Save Money and Make Memories in Galena Illinois
Innkeepers Mike and Anita Reese from the Queen Anne Guest House know how to help their guests have a great time in Galena Illinois and the surrounding area while saving money. It's always good to know that you don't have to spend a fortune to have fun and we can... click here for more
Queen Anne Guest House Grand Winner in Galena Beer Cookoff!
The Queen Anne Guest House was the Grand prize winner at the Galena Beer Cookoff on April 17, 2010! What an exciting day for the Queen Anne as Innkeepers Mike and Anita Reese won in four categories! The Grand prize went to Mike for his Black Bean Chicken Chili made... click here for more
The Morel of the Story?
Spring has arrived and that means one thing........the hunt for the elusive morel mushroom! The common morel known in the scientific community as Morchella esculenta can be found throughout North America but try asking someone where they found their mushrooms and see if they offer up their "secret" spot. Can you... click here for more
Lady Ashley Renovation is Complete!
The renovation of the Lady Ashley guest room at the Queen Anne Guest House is now complete and the Lady Ashley will now be welcoming guests to this beautiful romantic room. Boasting a beautifully regal antique head board, guests will peacefully drift to sleep in royal comfort on the new pillowtop... click here for more
Galena Beer is Back! Brewed at Galena Brewing Company!
Galena Beer is back and will be brewed downtown Galena at Galena Brewing Company! The Galena Brewing Company is scheduled to open June 2010 and the Queen Anne Guest House celebrates a Galena Beer returning to Galena!
In the 1850's, when Galena was a thriving mining boomtown, brewings were plentiful but now... click here for more
Galena Artists Guild Spring Show
The Galena Artists Guild Spring Show begins March 19 and runs through May 16 and will feature a Tapestry Exhibit. The Galena (IL) Artists Guild has a gallery at 324 Spring St. where members' works may be viewed or purchased. The gallery is open 10:00 a.m.-5:00 p.m. Thursday- Monday. For... click here for more
Queen Anne Guest House in Jo Daviess County: Who is Jo Daviess?
History is an important part of the Queen Anne Guest House and of Galena and the surrounding county. Daryl Watson of the Galena History Museum has written an article entitled, "Who is Jo Daviess?" which succinctly and fully answers that question. The following is a portion of that article.
Who is... click here for more
Galena Area Antique Shops
Galena Illinois is your destination area for antiques and collectibles! "Walking through an antique store enables us to take a step back in time and get a chance to not only see a piece of history up close but to even own it and thus become part of its history." ... click here for more
Queen Anne Guest House Honored with Master Chef Steve Dowe
The Queen Anne Guest House is honored to recieve culinary lessons under the instructions of European Master Chef Steve Dowe. Chef Steve is a gold medal-winning European Master Chef who has cooked for England's Queen Mother, the Beatles, and many celebrities over his culinary career. Chef Steve recieved his culinary... click here for more
Skiing and Winter Activities in Galena
Winter activities abound in Galena and the Queen Anne Guest House is the perfect Galena Il Bed and Breakfast to help you make that winter get away memorable! Skiing, sledding, snowmaking and shopping are just a few winter activities for your vacation pleasure.
Tucked away high above the Mississippi is... click here for more
Apple River Fort
The Apple River Fort, located in Elizabeth Illinois, just 15 minutes from Galena, Illinois is rich in Galena history. Due to its rich archaelogical artifacts and historical significance, the Apple River Fort site is listed in the National Register of Historic Places, the official federal list of districts, sites, buildings,... click here for more
Queen Anne Architecture
The Queen Anne Guest House, a premier Bed and Breakfast in Galena Illinois is an excellent example of Queen Anne style architecture which was popular in America from 1880 to 1910. Classic characteristics of the Queen Anne style are steeply pitched roofs of irregular shapes, usually with dominant front facing... click here for more
Mines of Spain
The Mines of Spain Recreation Area is a National Historic Landmark encompassing 1380 acreas of beautiful wooded prairie and features 14.5 miles of hiking trails, Julien Dubuque's Monument, Horseshoe Bluff, Catfish Creek and countless lead mines. Mines of Spain boasts of 252 archeological sites including Mesquakie Indian settlement, lead mining... click here for more
Galena Trolley Tours
What a most delightful way to tour beautiful historic Galena than on an old fashioned cherry red cable car from the Galena Trolley! The Galena Trolley Tours travels 90% of historic Galena including panoramic views of the town and truly brings history alive through professional trolleyologists. All tours are historically and... click here for more
8th Annual Great Galena Balloon Race
The Great Galena Balloon Race is an annual event in Galena Illinois and takes place in June at Eagle Ridge Resort. The 3 day event features over 20 hot air balloons, two races, two night glows, balloon rides, a car show, live music, a Friday Ale Fest and activities for the... click here for more
Field of Dreams
The Field of Dreams Movie Site near Dyersville, Iowa is a popular national highlight of any vacation and admission is free! Enjoy the surroundings---Take a bat and ball from the Queen Anne Guest House and bat a few balls, play a little catch, run the bases or sit and dream... click here for more
Fenelon Place Elevator
The Fenelon Place Elevator in Dubuque Iowa, just 11 miles from Galena, Illinois is one of the many low cost fun things to do in Dubuque Iowa suggested by the Queen Anne Guest House. A round trip for an adult is only $2 and only $1 for children and is open... click here for more
Galena History Museum: Exhibits and Attractions
The Galena History Museum is located on 211 S. Bench Street in Galena, Illinois and is one of the favorite jewels of the town. The Museum has 7,000 square feet of exhibit space and is housed in a beautiful 1858 Italianate mansion. There is a small entrance fee to the... click here for more
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