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  • 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

      211 S. Bench Street

      Galena, IL 60136

      815-777-9131

      Daily 10:00 am to 4:30 pm

    • Old Blacksmith Shop

      245 Commerce Street

      Galena, IL 60136

      815-777-1893

      Friday through Monday 10:00 am to 4:00 pm

EVENTS


The movie star the professor and Mary Ann here on Gilligans Isle. Just sit right back and you'll hear.

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    Apr, 19

  • Cemetery Walk

    Gear Street

    September 18 @ 1:00 pm - September 19 @ 4:30 pm

    Performers of the September 18 and 19, 2021 Cemetery Walk are exploring the rugged lives of early settlers, sharing stories of prosperity and the...

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