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Old Market House State Historic Site
123 N. Commerce St.
Galena, IL 61036
9a.m. – 5p.m. Daily

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Attractions & Tours

With so much to see and do in Galena, setting aside a few days for your visit will allow you to discover the town firsthand.


Alice T. Virtue Water Park

This water park offers residents and visitors outstanding and well kept water park amenities in a picturesque setting. The large zero depth main pool is ...more

1811 Field St.
Galena IL 61036
Local: 815.777.0802

All About A Ghost Tour

The original downtown walking tour, these stories are authentic and researched. They are experiences people have had in the past and present.
This is ...more

230 S. Main St.
Galena IL 61036
Local: 815.777.9252

Alpine Slide, Segway Tours, Zip Line & Mississippi River Cruise

So much fun all under one resort roof, so to speak. This is outdoor ...more

8700 W. Chestnut Mountain Rd.
Galena IL 61036
Toll Free: 800.397.1320

Amelia's Tours

Galena's #1 tour company offers nightly ghost tours, vineyard tours and haunted pub crawls. Buy tickets online, over the phone or at the storefront.
GHOST ...more

303 S. Main St.
Galena IL 61036
Local: 815.994.2868

Breakfast Diva Cooking School

Open Year Round! Anyone can make great food... with a little help! Be entertained while you learn from a pro. Breakfast Diva Susan Steffan from Food Network's ...more

208 N. Commerce Street
Galena IL 61036
Local: 815.281.2743

Countryside Tours

Come and enjoy a tour with Countryside Tours. Tours can include wine tours, drinking tours, bachelor/bachelorette parties and even custom tours. Enjoy ...more

605 S. Dodge St.
Galena IL 61036
Local: 815.858.4671

Dittmar Farms

This is a family owned and operated farm and has been since 1854! Specializing in sweet corn in the summer and pumpkins in the fall, nearly 1,500 visitors ...more

256 S. Grebner Rd.
Elizabeth IL 61028
Local: 815.858.9823

Erhler Ranch

Enjoy the beauty of the Galena area while learning about local growers. View a variety of crops and there might even be a chance to see them planted or ...more

11866 W. Chetlain Ln.
Galena IL 61036
Local: 815.281.1780

Fried Green Tomatoes

Enjoy the comfort of the Executive Shuttle and the scrumptious wines of the Galena area. Create a tour! Hire the climate-controlled Shuttle for door to ...more

213 N. Main St.
Galena IL 61036
Local: 815.777.3938

Galena Center for the Arts

A celebration of regional arts and artists that offers high quality art in an atmosphere and presentation found in leading art institutes and theaters. ...more

219 Summit St.
Galena IL 61036
Local: 815.777.0410

Galena Trolley & Depot Theatre

A 1-hour narrated historical and architectural tour showcasing 90% of Galena’s historic district. Travel the hills and valleys of a beautiful and ...more

314 S. Main St.
Galena IL 61036
Toll Free: 877.GALENA1

Helluva Half Mile

This is THE shopping experience! With more than 125 shops and restaurants, one door after another, that mile in Chicago won't seem so magnificent after ...more

Main Street
Galena IL 61036
Local: 815.776.9200

Linmar Gardens

Linmar Garden is one of Galena's best-kept secrets! This breathtaking 3.5 acre garden overlooks the beautiful historic downtown Galena.  
Meander ...more

504 S. Prospect St.
Galena IL 61036
Local: 815-777-1177

Long Hollow Canopy Tours

This isn't your father's zip line experience!
Located just minutes from downtown Galena, Long Hollow features six zip lines, a sky bridge, rappeling, ...more

3247 W. Long Hollow Rd.
Elizabeth IL 61028
Local: 815.281.2853

Long Hollow Scenic Overlook

Farmland never looked so good. Rolling hills of green pastures and red barns adorn the fields below this lookout just off U.S. 20. This is a must-stop ...more

2905 U.S. Hwy. 20
Elizabeth IL 61028
Local: 815.776.9200

The Belvedere

The Belvedere has been considered the finest mansion in Galena since it was built in 1857. A must visit majestical experience! The Belvedere Mansion and ...more

1008 Park Ave.
Galena IL 61036
Local: 815.777.0747

The Haunted Galena Tour Company

This 90-minute walking tour uses downtown sites as a backdrop for strange and bizarre stories surrounding life in 19th Century Galena, including known ...more

301 N. Main St.
Galena IL 61036
Local: 815.990.7203

Tri-State Trolley

Climb aboard a beautifully appointed, classic red and green trolley and be guided on a journey amidst historic Galena sights, including Ulysses S. Grant's ...more

4349 Industrial Park Dr.
Galena IL 61036
Toll Free: 800.779.4869