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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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Elihu B. Washburne House State Historic Site

908 Third St.
Galena IL 61036
Local: 815-777-3310
Fax: 815-777-3310

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Handicap Accessible: Yes


This home has great historic significance. Take a tour and learn about the home and its history. Elihu Washburne (1816-1887), a prominent Galena attorney and later a U.S. congressman (1853-1869), political adviser to Abraham Lincoln and Ulysses S. Grant, and ambassador to France (1869-1877), occupied the house with his family until 1882. Only one other family, the Sheehan family, owned the house until 1968, when it was purchased by the State of Illinois.

Take a tour
Open May through October on Fridays and Saturdays.
Fridays: 10 a.m. - 1 p.m.

Saturdays: 10 a.m - 1 p.m.