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“tourist information stop is a first timer must”

Old Market House State Historic Site
Ranked #21 of 55 things to do in Galena
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Owner description: Vendors peddled their wares at this Greek Revival Market House in the 19th century, which now hosts changing exhibits, meetings and special events.
Reviewed July 3, 2017

We had never been to Galena before and This was a great starting point. Got info on trolleys and where to eat. Also a nice exhibit on Grant

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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.

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.

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.

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.

Thank jingles5
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