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Tour of Historic Galena Homes
September 28 - September 29
It’s a labor of love, really… this business of asking owners of Galena’s rich cache of historic buildings to open their homes to the public for an entire weekend. We’re asking a lot, we know. Yet every year, roughly a half dozen property owners offer up their homes for touring, giving lovers of history, quality American workmanship and even quirky ingenuity the opportunity to see why Galena’s nineteenth century architecture and interiors are second to none.
Proceeds from the Annual Tour of Historic Galena Homes benefit the Galena-Jo Daviess County Historical Society.
Tickets for the Tour of Historic Galena Homes are on sale now! Tickets purchased on or before September 15 cost $18 per person; $20 per person after that date. Children under 10 are free with an adult. Homes are open on both Saturday and Sunday from 9:00 – 5:00.
Advance tickets are available for $18 if ordered by Sept. 15. Tickets can be purchased the day of the tour for $20 at the Old Train Depot, the Galena & U.S. Grant Museum, Gateway to History on Main Street, or at the DeSoto House Hotel. Free shuttles will be provided (Saturday only) to all tour locations, including public parking areas near the Old Train Depot (corner of Park Avenue and Bouthillier Street). Otherwise, street parking can be found near each of the homes. Wear sturdy shoes as some walking and stairs will be necessary.
Note that tickets purchased online will be available for pick up on a will-call basis.
- On Saturday will-call tickets will be available at the admission table in the parking lot at Bouthillier Street and Park Avenue behind the train depot.
- On Sunday, will-call tickets will be available for pick up at the museum at 211 S. Bench Street.
All proceeds benefit the Galena-Jo Daviess County Historical Society. Call 815.777.9131 or read more details about the homes on the tour by opening the 2019 Home Tour brochure for more information.