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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 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'

Galena, IL Historic Homes

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

Main Street Players Theatre Company

The Main Street Players is a community theatre company offering main-stage theatre productions, workshops and a touring production "Remembering Old Galena"

Galena, IL Theatres

Galena Public Library and Historic Collection

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

Galena, IL Historic Libraries

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

Galena Birding

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

Galena, IL Birdwatching

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

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