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Galena, Illinois

  • The Dowling House

    The Dowling House is Illinois' oldest stone structure--Galena's oldest home, built in 1826 as a trading post/residence. Furnished with primitives and Galena Pottery. 30-minute tours. Brill's Trolley T...
    The Dowling House

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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


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

Lakemoor Golf Course

Course Access: PublicHoles: 18Reserve Advance Tee Times: 1 days...

Apple Canyon Lake Golf Course

Course Access: PublicHoles: 9Reserve Advance Tee Times: 2 days...

Boone County Historical Society Museum

Explore this collection of local memorabilia. The museum houses an extensive collection of Civil War artifacts, a two-story l...

Sycamore Golf Club

Course Access: PublicHoles: 18Reserve Advance Tee Times: 7 days...

Woodstock Country Club

Course Access: PrivateHoles: 9Reserve Advance Tee Times: Yes...