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Old Market House State Historic Site
123 N. Commerce St.
Galena, IL 61036
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Main Street Walking Tour with General Grant

230 S. Main St.
Galena IL 61036
Local: 815.777.9129

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Handicap Accessible: Yes


Join General Ulysses S. Grant (portrayed by Bob Buman) for a 1-hour walk down Galena’s historic Main Street. Grant tells the rich history of the city with captivating stories about steamboat captains, miners, merchants, and Civil War heroes, all of whom helped build Galena into the boom town of the Old Northwest.

Tours begin in the lobby of the DeSoto House Hotel, an historical treat all its own. In case of rain, tours are conducted inside the Hotel.

May through October: Saturdays, 10 a.m. and noon.
-May through October: Sundays, 10 a.m. and noon.
*Group tours and other times are available by pre-reservation only.

Adults: $10 per person.
-10 & under: Free.
*No reservations are necessary. Tickets can be purchased in advance at Gateway to History or at DeSoto House Hotel.

-Galena & U.S. Grant Museum.
-Ulysses S. Grant Home State Historic Site.
-Elihu B. Washburne House State Historic Site.
-Gateway to History.
-The Old Market House State Historic Site.