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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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Galena & U.S. Grant Museum

211 S. Bench St.
Galena IL 61036
Local: 815.777.9129
Fax: 815.777.9131


Explore Galena's history and meet the spirits of Ulysses and Julia Grant in a hologram that welcomes guests to the museum where true national treasures, such as the "Peace in Union" painting, "General Grant on the Battlefield" painting, Flag from the Vicksburg Siege, a topographical map of Jo Daviess County, mining and steamboating are presented.

Open year round, 9 a.m.-4:30 p.m. daily.

-$10 adult.
-$9 seniors 65+.
-$8 ages 10-18.
-Free ages 9 and under.
-$22 parents and any number of dependent children, including college-aged.

-Heroes For History Stair Challenge.
-Main Street Walking Tour with General Grant.
-Elihu Washburne's 200th Birthday Celebration.
-Tour of Historic Galena Homes.

Special Events

Heroes for History 2017 5K Stair Challenge
September 9, 2017

5K Stair Challenge

Honoring our 9/11 fallen heroes and ... more

50th Annual Tour of Historic Galena Homes
September 23-24, 2017

It’s a labor of love, really… this business of asking owners of Galena’s rich cache of historic buildings ... more