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Tours in Galena Country

If there is one thing the locals love to do, it’s share Galena’s history and hidden treasures with others. From tours of 19th century stately mansions to an insider’s look into the Old Min District, you’ll love the one-of-a-kind stories you’ll hear. Want to take something at your own pace? No problem. There are also many self-guided walking tours you can go on that provide you with tidbits of history along the way.

 

All About a Ghost Tour

Walking tour with researched, authentic stories about Galena's ghostly past & present. Mix of history and mystery. Friday-Saturday, 8 p.m. ...

Amelia's Galena Ghost Tours

Nightly Ghost Tours at 6 p.m., 7:30 p.m. and 9 p.m. Hop onto a luxury shuttle bus with a theatrical flair exploring several locations in historically haunted Galena. Experience real ghost hunting like ...

Amelia's Haunted Pub Crawls

Craving a "spirit" or two as you search for ghosts and paranormal activities? Visit some of the most haunted pubs and taverns in Galena on this 2.5 hour walking tour. You'll enjoy spooky tales from our ...

Apple River Fort State Historic Site

Located in Elizabeth, this is the site of one of the battles fought during the Black Hawk War. Black Hawk and his 200 warriors attacked the hastily erected fort on June 24, 1832. His story and that of ...

Blaum Bros. Distilling Co.

Blaum Bros., #1 rated attraction & activity by TripAdvisor.com, is a family-owned/operated craft distillery producing premium whiskey, vodka and gin. ...

Countryside Tours

Come and enjoy a tour with Countryside Tours. Tours can include wine tours, drinking tours, bachelor/bachelorette parties and even custom tours. Enjoy great wines, carefully distilled spirits, import ...

Dittmar Farms

Operating since 1854, this family-owned and operated farm specializes in apples, sweet corn, and pumpkins. The farm features seasonal activities such as scenic hayrides, u-pick apples, a corn maze, ...

Dowling House

Galena's oldest house, built of native limestone in 1826 as a trading post and residence. Furnished with primitives and a collection of Galena pottery. Open Seasonally. Attendee Capacity: 30 People Tour ...

Ehrler Ranch - Tractor Drawn Farm Tours

Enjoy the beauty of the Galena Area while learning about products for local growers including Blaum Bros. Distilling Company. View a variety of crops and there might even be a chance to see them planted ...

Galena Brewing Company

This microbrewery features brewery tours (by appointment), tastings, a brewpub menu, including appetizers, soups/sands, wraps, and more. There is even a gift shop and live entertainment every weekend! The ...

Galena Cellars Vineyard & Winery

Acres of rolling farmland hosting 22 different specialty grapes, 60,000 gallons of wine per year, 40 wine varieties, three tasting rooms and thirty plus years later and many cherished friendships, the ...

Galena Main Street Walking Tours with General Grant

Join General Ulysses S. Grant (portrayed by Bob Buman) for a one-hour walking tour of Galena's Historic Main Street. Enjoy fascinating factual stories of early Galena, lead mining, steamboating, and General ...

Galena Tours App

Galena’s first and only tour app! This comprehensive app offers the opportunity to experience the rich history of the town of Galena, IL.  It allows you to visit 291 historical locations, virtually from ...

Galena Trolley Tours

Travel through the historic area viewing panoramas from the bluffs Historic narrated trolley tours offered hourly or by group reservation. Choose from a one-hour non-stop tour of Galena's Historic district ...

Galena Wine Tours

Galena's first wine tour company that picks up guests from their hotel or bed and breakfast! Get ready for a flexible, fun-filled day in the vineyards and at the wineries of Galena Country, sampling ...

Haunted Galena Tour Company

The Haunted Galena Ghost Walk Join master storyteller, Ted Williams, who will lead you through the streets of historic Galena by candlelight. Enjoy tales of Galena’s famous ghosts, haunts, dark history, ...

Hoof it + Sip it

Join us for a fall goat trek paired with a wine tasting at Hoof It in Galena County. Stroll through the forest with a glass of wine and a goat by your side! Return from the trek and enjoy a sampling of ...

Hoof’n + Spook’n

Do you have what it takes to brave the forest on Halloween in Galena County?  Spend time with the Hoof It goats prior to venturing out into the forest on a Glow Walk. Return to a bonfire and music. If ...

Jo Daviess Conservation Foundation

Learn about the flora, fauna and natural history of scenic northwest Illinois with a custom nature tour planned exclusively for your group. Open All Year Group Rates Available Reservations Required ...

Joint Photography Adventures

Join a custom photography workshop in the Driftless Area of Northwest Illinois. From beginner to expert, everyone has something to learn. Joint Photography Adventures provides instruction to ensure ...

Massbach Ridge Winery

Exercise your taste buds with award-winning wine while enjoying the breathtaking views of the Galena Country hills. Tours of both the vineyard and winery are available. Tasting room located in downtown ...

Matthew’s Haunted Pub Crawl

This is a guided tour that leads the brave-hearted to three pubs in downtown historic Galena along the Helluva Half Mile. Hear ghost stories and legends plus some of Galena’s history. Use ghost equipment ...

Mississippi Explorer Cruises at Chestnut Mountain Resort

Jump aboard Mississippi Explorer's latest 1.5-hour cruise. Experience the magical splendor of Upper Mississippi River National Wildlife & Fish Refuge. Attendee Capacity: 49 People Tour Length: ...

Orchard Landing Apple Farm

Yummy doesn't begin to describe this extraordinary farm stand experience. It's not only a visual treat with a large orchard, a grass runway for planes and a cute airplane hanger that doubles as the shop, ...

Scenic Art Loop

Explore this self-guided 113 mile tour along the picturesque landscapes of Galena Country. Visit artists in their studios and galleries while also stopping at nearby wineries, craft breweries, funky shops and ...

Terrapin Orchards

Owned by a professional and passionate agronomist, Terrapin Orchards boast 5500 apple trees in 6 different varieties (Zestar, Premier Honeycrisp, Gala, Honeycrisp, Fuji, and Evercrisp) and 4 acres of ...

The Belvedere

The Belvedere is an Italianate mansion built in 1857 and has been considered the finest mansion in Galena. This historic 22-room mansion is truly lavish featuring Victorian furnishings, Liberace's estate ...

Tri-State Market Pumpkin Barn

Open-air market/fresh produce, honey, jams, veggies. October family fun: pumpkins, apples, bounce house, corn maze, hay rides, farm animals, food. ...

Tri-State Travel

We believe it is always good to know who you are doing business with, how long a company has been around and what their philosophy is. Tri-State Travel is a family owned business that began in 1940. The ...

Tri-State Trolley

Galena's only ADA-compliant and climate-controlled trolley service offering daily narrated tours. Open Seasonally; May - October. Purchase your official Historical City Tour ticket at the Gateway to Historical ...

Ulysses S. Grant Home State Historic Site

Tour the home of the United States 18th president, Ulysses S. Grant! On Aug. 18, 1865, Galena celebrated the return of its Civil War hero Gen. Ulysses S. Grant. Following a jubilant procession with much ...