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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


All About A Ghost Tour

Fascinating walking tour with stories about Galena's ghostly past. Stories are thoroughly researched and documented.

Galena, IL Ghost Tours

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

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


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


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

Galena Public Library and Historic Collection

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

Galena, IL Historic Libraries

Stagecoach Trails Livery

Authentic stagecoach rides complete with draft horses. Also available:

Apple River, IL Excursions

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