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Galena, Illinois

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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

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Galena Public Library and Historic Collection

The Galena Public Library was endowed by the Felt Family and built in 1907

Galena, IL Historic Libraries

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

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Things to do near Galena, IL

Bengt Sjostrom Theatre & Studio Theatre

Newly renovated, stunning open-air theater with retractable roof, home to Starlight Theatre, the area's oldest summer theatre...

Deer Park Country Club

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

New River Model Railroad Museum

Model trains operate on a 36'x30' layout, featuring HO scale Chesapeake & Ohio RR in the 1950's West Virginia, with running d...

Opera House of Sandwich

The Opera House functions as a community oriented facility, bringing theatre, lectures, recitals, style shows, weddings and a...