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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

      Closed for the Season - Open May 2022

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, 21

  • Holiday Tea Party with Mrs. Daniel Barrows

    211 S. Bench Street

    December 5 @ 10:00 am - 3:30 pm

    Mrs. Daniel Barrows requests the honor of your presence Sunday, December 5th for an elegant holiday interlude at the Barrows Mansion (History Museum0 Fine...

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