Tag: Museum

  • Old Market House State Historic Site

    Constructed in 1845-1846, was the focal point of community life during Galena’s heyday. The Greek revival Old Market House sheltered vendors and shoppers, who gathered in the heart of the river city’s business district until 1910. Ownership of the building was transferred to the State of Illinois in 1947, and Read more [...]

  • 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 flag waving and speeches, a group of Galena citizens presented the General with a handsomely furnished house on Read more [...]

  • Elizabeth History Museum

    Local history exhibits on lead mining; the Apple River Fort; Elizabeth businesses, schools, and veterans. Open on weekends May – October; 11 a.m. – 3 p.m. Group Tour/Motorcoach Group Capacity: 45 People Group Reservations Required Open Year-Round for Groups by Appointment

  • Hanover Historical Society

    The museum provides an in-depth look at items related to the history of the village of Hanover. The Larry Bell, Jr. Collection featuring 1,000 Native American artifacts collected over 45 years, 70% which were found at the Wapello Site south of Hanover. Located inside the Hanover Park District Building.

  • 1876 Banwarth House & Museum

    Step back in time to 1876, when U.S. Grant was president and Queen Victoria ruled the British Empire. Enjoy an informative 40-minute guided tour of the Banwarth family home and experience what everyday life was like during America’s centennial year. The original home was built in 1868 and stood a Read more [...]

  • Woodbine Glass Museum & Gift Shop

    The glass museum displays 4,020 pieces of hand blown glass, including contemporary and antique works from all countries. Video shows glass blowing. Gift shop. Group Tour Capacity: 20 People Group Tour Length: 45 Minutes Group Reservations Required Group Rates Available Wheelchair Accessible

  • Chicago Great Western Railway Depot Museum

    The Depot museum is located in a former Chicago Great Western Railway station and focuses on the railroads of Northwest Illinois. Thousands of railroad artifacts are displayed in the museum’s collection. Step inside a full-size Milwaukee Road caboose. Numerous N-scale, HO-scale and G-scale model railroads operate inside the museum. Open Read more [...]

  • Stockton Heritage Museum

    The Stockton Heritage Museum is a nonprofit organization, whose mission is to collect and preserve the oral, written, and pictorial memoirs and data of the past, relating to Stockton and Northwestern Illinois; to assemble and display artifacts that provide a window into Stockton’s past; to encourage and aid individuals interest in Read more [...]

  • Galena & U.S. Grant Museum

    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 Read more [...]