|Annie Wiggins Guest House
|1004 Park Avenue, Galena Illinois
Victorian Bed & Breakfast Lodging
Our View of the Galena River is Spectacular.
As you relax on the front balcony
you can almost see the steamships that long ago visited our port.
Though sleepy and calm today,
Galena was once the busiest shipping port North of St. Louis
and the Wealthiest city on the Mississippi River.
In it's early years, Galena was the largest city in Illinois.
|For reservations & availability please call: 815-777-0336
1004 Park Avenue, Galena, Illinois 61036
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Last Revised: 5/12/2010
|Built in 1846 by Darius Hunkins
Mr. Hunkins came to Galena in the 1830's
to build the Great Illinois Central Railroad
In 1847 Hunkins was awarded the contract to build the
Spring Street and Meeker Street Bridges.
These were the first Galena bridges to survive the spring flood waters.
Anna Hunkins is still legendary for her sense of style and fashion.
It was said she requested her husband to build her the bridge so she could
shop downtown at will without having to
share the ferry with the rough and tumble miners.
You too can recapture the Graciousness
of life on the River 150 years ago.
|The dramatic Ionic Columns in the Victorian parlor are a
testament to the dignity and success of this early Galena Founder.
|Welcome to Annie's Parlor
Enjoy a glass of cognac as you peruse the extensive library,
including the Civil War collection.
|Legend says he built the 2nd and 3rd floors and then
raised the house to construct the 1st floor.
In 1857 a two story wing was added to accommodate a
growing family and six servants.
The Dining Room
|A full breakfast is served each day
Fresh seasonal fruits, imaginative entrees, fresh scone,
juice, coffee and tea
|Part of the collection of dishes
from the 1830's and 1840'a
|The dining room and parlor are still graced with
original hand carved
Italian Marble Fireplaces.
|Just beyond the house is the forest and the Galena River....
You can while away the afternoon on the veranda, sipping lemonade,
and listening to bird song and Katydids.
Annie's bed and breakfast offers you plenty of space for relaxing and
enjoying the evening on the Veranda, in the garden, in the beautiful parlors,
or from the balcony viewing the Galena River
and Historic Downtown Galena.