Self-Guided Tours

Due to Covid-19, the Dole is closed for tours.

Explore the Dole Mansion Monday-Friday 9:00 am – 5:00 pm. Open to the public docent-led tours are given during the Lakeside Festival (around 4th of July).

The artistry of woodwork and plaster at the Dole Mansion will stop you in your tracks. Black walnut doors, detailed wood carvings in the Eastlake style, marble fireplaces – there’s so much to see! Tour the Dole Mansion and the original Crystal Lake Country Club (Now the Lakeside Arts Park at the Dole), and experience the historic splendor of the Victorian times and the Roaring 20’s. The interesting and unique architectural elements will capture your imagination, and rotating monthly art exhibits will enhance your visitor experience. For more information, Click Here.

Schedule a Private Group or School Tours

Groups of 6 or more can schedule a private tour of the historic Dole Mansion! For more information please contact Nancy Merkling, Co-Executive Directors, at nmerkling@thedole.org or by calling 815.455.8000 ext. 108 for availability and to arrange a tour for a group or fill out the form below.

Tour Inquiry Form

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