Galena’s Steeple Chase
September 24 @ 9:00 am - 4:30 pm$25.00
Steeple Chase – Tour of Galena’s Historic Churches
Join us for a tour of some of Galena’s beautiful Historic Churches! Learn the history of the buildings, congregations and the parts they have played in the History of the town of Galena. Our tour includes: St. Michael’s Catholic Church, built in a Romanesque Revival style of architecture dating back to 1856; Galena United Methodist Church, originally constructed in 1833 and was the church Ulysses S. Grant family attended after arriving in Galena in 1860; First Presbyterian Church, built in 1838, it is the oldest church building of any Protestant denomination in continuous service in the Old Northwest Territory; Grace Episcopal Church, the oldest Episcopal Church in continuous use in the Diocese of Chicago, where you can view the irreplaceable Belgian glass windows; and St. Mary’s Catholic Church, established to serve Galena’s growing German Catholic population, where the 1878 painting of the Assumption can be seen.
As with the Home Tour, Free Admission to the Galena and U.S. Grant Museum, located in the historic Barrows Mansion is included with your tour.
*Note – Event is both Friday and Saturday, September 24th and 25th. St. Mary’s Catholic Church will only be open for the tour on Saturday, September 25th.
Non-refundable tickets are $25.00 each ($30.00 after September 15, 2021)