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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

Galena, IL Famous Homes


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


The Belvedere

The Belvedere is an Italianate 1857 mansion built for J. Russell Jones, Ambassador to Belgium, with Victorian furnishings, Liberace's estate items, and "Gone With the Wind"

Galena, IL Museums

Things to do Historic Buildings near Galena, IL

Community Building Complex of Boone County

Built in 1939, this building has been preserved, renovated and improved with modern handicapped restrooms, elevator, catering...

Lena Water Tower

Built in 1896 and 100 years later, the Lena Water Tower was placed on the National Register of Historic Structures. Th...

Apollo Activity Center

The Apollo is an all-purpose activity center, whose 1912 theater has recently been renovated. The 12,000 square foot space ca...

Old Stockade on the Cobblestone Street

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