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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

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

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

Annie Wiggins Ghost Tours

Join us for a walking tour of Galena'

Galena, IL Ghost Tours


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

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

Stagecoach Trails Livery

Authentic stagecoach rides complete with draft horses. Also available:

Apple River, IL Excursions

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


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