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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 September 22, 2018
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 September 17, 2018
721Douglas
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Cresco
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Reviewed June 23, 2017

Great for a quick break from shopping. They had two areas of very interesting historical items. We enjoyed looking at them and as a bonus, sat at a table and played a quick game of checkers. The staff were very helpful. They also sell reasonable reusable shopping bags to consolidate your packages if you forget to bring. There is also a separate building with public bathrooms (always a plus in Galena!) Make sure to stop in.

Date of experience: June 2017
Thank Kate D
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Reviewed June 14, 2017

Stopped by here when we arrived in Galena to ask about U.S. Grants home. Wonderful volunteers who are very knowledgeable. Lots of artifacts about President Grant and the city of Galena.

Date of experience: June 2017
Thank JMO63
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Reviewed May 25, 2017 via mobile

We stopped here to pick up information about the Galena area but we could have picked all that up when we were in the DeSoto House.

They had a few items but not that many. The women in the back just said to ask questions if we had any. They didn't welcome us to town or ask us to sign a guest book.

It's a nice sized facility but lacking in human warmth. They need an upbeat individual to welcome guests as we've seen in other towns.

Date of experience: May 2017
Thank MeryMeCo
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Reviewed April 30, 2017

I was very glad that we were able to arrive here before they closed for the day. The staff was very helpful in providing us with information to start our visit of Galena. Pick up brochures for further information.

Date of experience: April 2017
Thank jingles5
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Reviewed February 21, 2017

There were more Grant and Civil War items but not as impressive as Grant's Home and the Galena Museum. If you only have time for two sites, skip this one.

Date of experience: February 2017
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