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Ulysses S. Grant Home State Historic Site

The Ulysses S. Grant Home in Galena, Illinois is the former home of Ulysses S. Grant, the Civil War General and later 18

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Galena/Jo Daviess County History Museum

Housed in the 1858 Daniel A. Barrows mansion where much of the home's original detail still exists, the museum exhibits include Civil War, mining, steamboating, clothing, geology, dolls, toys. Original 1830

Galena, IL Museums

Washburne House State Historic Site

This renovated site was home to popular Congressman and political adviser to Abraham Lincoln and Ulysses S. Grant, and ambassador to France (1869-1877). Grant's election night news was received here via telegraph. Washburne's house was completed in 1845

Galena, IL Famous Homes

Old Stockade on the Cobblestone Street

See and hear of Galena's earliest Indian trader and how his building served Galena since the mid-1820

Galena, IL Historic Buildings

Things to do near Galena, IL

Skate Station

Family oriented roller skating with video/redemption games and a complete snak bar including pizza. Birthday and private part...

U.S. Lock & Dam 13

Boats of all kinds pass through the locks and visitors can view the activites from a few feet away....

Silver Moon Labyrinth

21 acre corn maize with miles of trails. Pumpkin patch, smaller corn maize for children. Food, drink, and assorted gifts. ...

Long's Garden

Walk-through gardens, many 15-20 years old. Nursery selling 170 different ornamental grasses, trees, and shrubs. ...

Raging Buffalo Snowboard Park

Check out this great new sport at the nation's first snowboard slopes, with natural and man-made snow....