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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

All About A Ghost Tour

Fascinating walking tour with stories about Galena's ghostly past. Stories are thoroughly researched and documented.

Galena, IL Ghost Tours

Galena Birding

Birding trips to the banks of the Mississippi, mature woodlands or open meadows last approximately 2 1/2

Galena, IL Birdwatching


Annie Wiggins Ghost Tours

Join us for a walking tour of Galena'

Galena, IL Ghost Tours

Apple River Fort State Historic Site

Experience the history of this reconstructed fort. The Apple River Fort was the site of an important battle during the Black Hawk War. It was the only fort attacked by Black Hawk during the turbulent summer of 1832. On June 24, 1832, the settlers at the fort turned back an attack by some 200

Elizabeth, IL Forts

Timber Ridge Gardens

Meander through perennial nursery and 15 acres of display gardens. 800 hosta varieties, 2500 perennial, grass, tree and shrub varieties.

Elizabeth, IL Gardens


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