• Explore


  • Explore Galena’s history and meet the spirit of Ulysses Grant in a hologram that welcomes guests to the museum where true national treasures, such as the “Peace in Union” and “General Grant on the Battlefield” paintings, Flag from the Vicksburg Siege, a topographical map of Jo Daviess County, and the stories of mining and steamboating are presented. The museum is located in a 1858 Italianate mansion built as a private residence by Galena merchant Daniel Barrows. The museum features over 6,000 square feet of exhibit space and presentations on lead mining in the northwest region, the Driftless Area, Grant’s leather store, the Port of Galena: 1858. Discover souvenirs, gifts, and books of a historical nature in the museum gift and bookshop.

  • Hours by Location


    • MUSEUM GIFT SHOP ONLY

      211 S. Bench Street

      Galena, IL 60136

      815-777-9131

      THURSDAY thru SUNDAY 11:00 am to 3:00 pm

      Museum Temporarily Closed - COVID-19 Mitigations

    • Old Blacksmith Shop

      245 Commerce Street

      Galena, IL 60136

      815-777-1893

      Closed for the Season

EVENTS


The Galena & U.S. Grant Museum team works to bring history out to the community through innovative, year-round programming. Our events are informative and entertaining, and they engage people of all ages in the dialogue of local, regional and national history.

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    Nov, 20

  • Toys through Time: Holiday Antique Toy Show

    513 Bouthillier Street

    November 27 @ 10:00 am - December 26 @ 3:00 pm

      Enjoy walking through time – Toy Time! Hundreds of antique toys on display in the historic Stillman Mansion. Rooms filled with wind-up toys,...

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