We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.
Save
Share
Review Highlights
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 3 days ago
721Douglas
,
Cresco
The Old Market House dates to 1845

No matter where you go in Galena, Illinois, you walk into history. Start at the Old Mark House... read more

Reviewed 4 weeks ago
Taylor B
,
Chicago, Illinois
Read all 80 reviews
8
All photos (8)
Full view
Traveller Overview
  • Excellent57%
  • Very good21%
  • Average20%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible0%
Travellers talk about
“civil war”(14 reviews)
About
Vendors peddled their wares at this Greek Revival Market House in the 19th century, which now hosts changing exhibits, meetings and special events.
Contact
123 N Commerce St, Galena, IL 61036-2209
Website
+1 815-777-3310
Call
Reviews (80)
Filter reviews
80 results
Traveller rating
45
17
16
2
0
Traveller type
Time of year
LanguageEnglish
45
17
16
2
0
Show reviews that mention
All reviewswelcome centerpresident grantcivil warstarting pointcommerce streetgeneral grantvisitor's centerfirst stopgreat collectionhistorical itemsinteresting thingswalking tourmain streetin townmemorabiliainformationinterests
FilterEnglish
Updating list...
1 - 10 of 80 reviews
Reviewed 3 days 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 4 weeks ago

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

Thank rockyjoe
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 Saturday8
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

Thank Taylor B
Reviewed July 21, 2017 via mobile

There are some very good exhibits on the Grant family and the Civil War. (I was amused to see two pair of Mrs. Grant's shoes.). I thought we would spend about 15 minutes but was surprised when we walked out an hour later. Good to...More

Thank Deborah W
View more reviews
Nearby
Nearby HotelsSee all 11 hotels in Galena
DeSoto House Hotel
639 reviews
.24 km away
Best Western Designer Inn & Suites
743 reviews
1.18 km away
Irish Cottage Boutique Hotel
887 reviews
1.30 km away
Stoney Creek Inn
927 reviews
1.51 km away
Nearby RestaurantsSee all 66 restaurants in Galena
Fried Green Tomatoes
1,654 reviews
.12 km away
Log Cabin Restaurant
1,246 reviews
.09 km away
Durty Gurt's
929 reviews
.18 km away
Vinny Vanucchi's
1,497 reviews
.19 km away
Nearby AttractionsSee all 100 attractions in Galena
Galena / Jo Daviess County Historical Society and Museum
295 reviews
.09 km away
The Old Blacksmith Shop
128 reviews
.16 km away
Galena Welcome Center
70 reviews
.00 km away
Questions & Answers
Ask a question
Casey C
October 12, 2016|
Answer
Response from JM1485 | Reviewed this property |
9-5 M-Sun according to the City of Galena website.
1
Vote