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Dowling After Dark Tour

The Dowling After Dark Tour is an hour long deep-dive into the history and haunting of Galena's oldest house. Bring your cameras and smart phones with ghost sensing apps!

The Dowling House is an 1826 tour house by day...but we will take you inside at night, and go lights out to discover the spookier side of history! 

Come hear the fascinating history of the Dowling family, early Galena, Illinois, and the ghostly encounters of the storied buildings associated with the Dowling family.

$20 per person, age 12+

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About the Dowling After Dark Tour

  • Led by Professional Guest Guide Jared Ozga!

  • Tours are 1 hour and begin at 7:30 or 9 P.M.

  • There are no restrooms at the tour site, please use the facilities before you arrive

  • This tour is for ages 12+, use your discretion in bringing children. One price for all, general admission $20

  • We do not operate in dangerous or threatening weather

  • Be ready to walk over uneven surfaces, bring an umbrella if needed, part of the tour is outdoors

  • Bug spray provided in season

  • We are a story telling ghost tour, not a ghost hunting tour. You may bring your own ghost hunting equipment as long as it is non disruptive to the performance. Ghost Hunting phone apps encouraged!

  • Photo taking is encouraged! (Continual video/audio recording is not allowed)

  • Please silence your phones for the tour

  • All sales are final. No refunds, exchange credits only, unless severe weather causes cancellation

  • Tour includes lights out dark segments + potential paranormal occurrences which can be frightening

  • Uneven terrain and stairs, primitive structure. Not recommended or available for mobility challenged.

  • Indoor spaces can be musty, masks advised

  • Tour enters Dowling House and the Manual building, visits outside at Nicholas Dowling house and foundry.

  • Group size limited to 14, no pets, no smoking

  • Drunk or disruptive guests will be discharged with no refund

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The tour was just the perfect blend of ghost stories and history. A stroll through Galena's haunted history was a beautiful after dinner treat."

Dowling After Dark Tour takes place at the Dowling House

220 Diagonal St Galena, IL 61036

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"BEST TRUE GHOST STORIES! These are the stories that you want to hear about Galena's darker side. I've been on many ghost tours in major cities and this one tops them all."
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Very fun tour through Galena with ghost stories told from the past along with modern day sightings."
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