Galena & U.S. Grant Museum

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    Explore Galena’s history and meet the spirits of Ulysses and Julia Grant in a hologram that welcomes guests to the museum where true national treasures, such as the “Peace in Union” painting, “General Grant on the Battlefield” painting, Flag from the Vicksburg Siege, a topographical map of Jo Daviess County, 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 on lead mining in the northwest region, the driftless area, Grant’s leather store, the Port of Galena: 1858. Discover souvenirs, gifts, books of historical nature in the museum gift and bookshop.


    $10 – Adults
    $9 – Seniors 65+
    $8 – Age 10-18
    Free – Age 9 and under
    $22 – Parents and any number of dependent children, including college-aged.


    The Museum Gift & Book Shop
    Discover souvenirs, gifts, books of historical nature: Galena, Grant, Civil War, lead mining, steamboating.

    Group Tour/Motorcoach
    Group Attendee Capacity: 90 People 
    Group Tour Length: 60 Minutes
    Group Rate Available
    Group Reservations Required
    Wheelchair Accessible

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     211 S Bench St
    United States
    Time: 9 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.
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Place Category: Attractions, Group Attractions, Museums & History, Galena, Shopping, and UniquelyPlace Tags: Galena, Galena IL, Galena Illinois, History Museum, Jo Daviess County, Museum, Open All Year, Shopping, and Wheelchair Accessible