Coming from the UK, touring old mansion houses is something I’ve done plenty of. You may know the drill, standing behind a rope, trying to peer through a doorway with 20 other people all standing on tip toes trying to look over your shoulders. However, tours at the Lincoln-Tallman House in Janesville, Wisconsin are COMPLETELY different, it lets you experience the house and how life would have been living there.
Back in the summer, I passed the Dickeyville Grotto in Wisconsin but was unable to stop and I’ve been dying to return and check it out! Finally I got there on a snowy weekend and it’s pretty awesome!
When I knew I was moving ‘to’ Dubuque Iowa, I began researching the area like a tourist. I saw pictures of the Fenelon Place Elevator (aka Forth Street Elevator) and put it straight to the top of my new found Iowa bucket list!