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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.

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    • MUSEUM

      211 S. Bench Street

      Galena, IL 60136


      Open Daily 10:00 am to 4:30 pm


      245 Commerce Street

      Galena, IL 60136


      Open Fridays through Mondays 10:00 am to 4:00 pm


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

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  • Walk with General Grant Tour

    April 30 @ 10:00 am - October 30 @ 11:00 am

    Every Saturday May through October! No one knows downtown like our own General Grant. He’s more than happy to take you and your family...

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