Explore the Dole Mansion Monday-Friday 9:00 am – 5:00 pm. Open to the public docent-led tours are given during Lakeside Festival (around 4th of July). For more information about the history of Lakeside Arts Park – At The Dole and the Dole Mansion Click here.
Donations Appreciated – Your financial contribution supports the historic preservation of the Dole Mansion and Lakeside Programs.
Schedule a tour of the historic Dole Mansion for a private group, and/or school group.
Schedule a Group Tours
Groups of 6 or more can schedule a private tour of the historic Dole Mansion! Reservations required at least 1 week in advance. Contact Dawn Wilkinson the Finance & Operations Manager at (815) 455-8000 or email Dwilkinson@LakesideArtsPark.org for availability and to arrange a tour for a group.
Schedule a School Groups Tours
If you are interested in planning an educational field trip for your school: grades K-12 and university. Contact Dawn Wilkinson the Finance & Operations Manager at (815) 455-8000 or email Dwilkinson@LakesideArtsPark.org for availability and to arrange a tour for a group.
These tours are administered by the Lakeside Arts Park at the Dole, and proceeds go toward historic preservation of the Dole Mansion & Lakeside Arts Park – At The Dole Programs.
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.
The splendor and history of the Dole Mansion and original Crystal Lake Country Club are yours to explore and enjoy at the Lakeside Arts Park at the Dole. For more information Click Here.