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Great history and local information

We visit this spot every year when we come to Galena. Not only is it a history museum with all... read more

Reviewed 4 weeks ago
MotherOfTwoSons
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South Holland, IL
It's all about Grant

You can easily spend an hour just beginning to see all the different Ulysses S Grant history here... read more

Reviewed 4 weeks ago
721Douglas
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Cresco
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Vendors peddled their wares at this Greek Revival Market House in the 19th century, which now hosts changing exhibits, meetings and special events.
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123 N Commerce St, Galena, IL 61036-2209
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+1 815-777-3310
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We visit this spot every year when we come to Galena. Not only is it a history museum with all kinds of displays (mostly about General Grant and his family), but it also has tons of tourist information for the area. It's the first place...More

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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

You can easily spend an hour just beginning to see all the different Ulysses S Grant history here. For history buffs for certain.

Thank 721Douglas
Reviewed August 20, 2018

No matter where you go in Galena, Illinois, you walk into history. Start at the Old Mark House State Historic Site at 123 North Commerce Street, on the block between Main Street and the Galena River. The Old Market House was erected in 1845-1846 and...More

Thank Taylor B
Reviewed July 27, 2018

They have a great collection of General Grant artifacts and memorabilia. Also, it houses the welcome center for Galena with information on all of the attractions.

Thank Al H
Reviewed June 14, 2018

There's a great deal of history packed into this space along with a very helpful staff. Enjoy viewing some authentic pieces of history and find brochures for all sorts of area activities and attractions. AND, the building and location have a pretty neat history too!

Thank JCgolf9
Reviewed February 18, 2018

Clean bathroom. The display was interesting for Civil War and local history buffs. Good information place for things to see in the area.

Thank cdhcch
Reviewed October 18, 2017

This is a fun stop while in Galena. The museum houses many interesting things from the area and it is also a place to purchase tickets for various events in town. Our family took the walking tour with Ulysses Grant. Fun time!

Thank Michegirl7
Reviewed October 9, 2017

The Old Market House Historical Site was built in 1846 and was a central part of the community in the early days of Galena. This house is open every day from 9:00 AM – 5:00 PM and there is no cost to enter (but they...More

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Reviewed September 9, 2017

Start here when visiting Galena. Lots of information brochures about the area. The best part is the staff at the information center. They take the time to listen to you to discover your interests and make recommendations based on them.

Thank Martin K
Reviewed August 21, 2017

The Old Market House at 123 North Commerce Street, a block off Main Street in the heart of downtown Galena, has been converted into the Galena Welcome Center and is the place for visitors to start their tour of the historic town. Built in 1845,...More

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