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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

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



Little White Church on the Hill

Restored in 1984, this country church has stained glass, original pews, pine flooring, authentic lighting, and period restroom. Outdoors the chapel includes a cobblestone walk and wedding dove benches. Customized packages. Reservation required;

Scales Mound, IL Historic Churches

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

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

Long Hollow Tower & Scenic Overlook

Location includes picnic tables, shelters, restrooms. Climb the lookout tower for a spectacular view of Jo Daviess County'

Elizabeth, IL Scenic Views

The Old Market State Historic Site

The Old Market House, constructed in 1845-1846, was a center of Galena's community life during Galena's "Golden Era." The greek revival house sheltered vendors and shoppers, who gathered in the heart of the river city's business district until 1910

Galena, IL Historic Sites

Linmar Gardens

Linmar Gardens is a 3 1/2

Galena, IL Gardens

Annie Wiggins Ghost Tours

Join us for a walking tour of Galena'

Galena, IL Ghost Tours


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