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Grant's Triumphant Return

Various Locations
in Galena
Galena IL 61036
Local: 815-777-4100

Event Dates


A celebration marking the 150th anniversary of the end of the Civil War and Grant's return to Galena.

See the General in person! Join the citizens in presenting the Grant's their new home. Visit with the civilians and military celebrating the end of the War in Galena!

10 am, Camp opens to public
10 am, General Grant presents
10 am - 4 pm, Living history stations in camp
Noon, Picnic with reenactors
1 pm, Lady’s fashion show
2 pm, General Grant presents and games & ice cream
3 pm – 4 pm, concert: The Hits of the 1860’s
5 pm, Camp closes

8 am, Coffee in big tent
10 am – 2:30 pm, Camp opens - period church service
10 am – 2:30 pm, Living history in camp
11 am, General Grant presents
1 pm – 2 pm, Games of the 1860’s
3 pm, Camp closes