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About Galena

Eighty-five percent of the town is part of a historic district, so walking the streets of Galena you can feel like a trip back in time. There are historical homes, museums, and a rich architectural legacy to explore. Many of the local inns themselves are historical, allowing you to stay in a rare architectural gem or a beautiful old mansion. Enjoy modern amenities like hot tubs, free Wi-Fi and multi-course breakfasts while drinking in history.

Historic Sites

President Ulysses S. Grant briefly lived in Galena before leaving to lead troops in the Civil War. After the war, President Grant was given a mansion from the people of Galena. This beautiful home is open for tours and gives you a glimpse into the life of an early U.S. President.

Other historic sites to visit include:

  • The Old Market House
  • Historical Society and Museum: Located in an Italiante home
  • Dowling House: Galena''s oldest home
  • Elihu Washburne House: Washburne was a friend of both Presidents Lincoln and Grant
  • Galena and U.S. Grant Museum
  • The Old Blacksmith Shop
  • Old Stockade on Cobblestone Street

Galena was originally a mining town. You can take an underground tour in the Vinegar Hill Lead Mine to experience where the true roots of Galena began.

Events

History isn''t the only attraction in Galena. The town hosts a wide variety of events throughout the year that will appeal to everyone in the family.

  • Galena Historic Cemetery Walk: A live theater presentation of the lives of former Galena residents. You can also take a tour of the cemetery with "grave robbers."
  • Great Galena Balloon Race: A three-day event with over 20 hot air balloons. There are balloon races, live entertainment, a car show, and kids'' activities.
  • Corkless in Galena: A local wine tasting event that features local winemakers as well as live entertainment and art exhibits.
  • Market Square Arts Festival: A juried event featuring local artists.
  • Galena Country Fair: A traditional fair that highlights local arts and crafts as well as the best bakers in the county. Enjoy a fair that focuses on handmade goods and the art of homemade treats.
  • Annual Halloween Parade: One of Galena''s largest events where you can expect floats, food, and fun.

Outdoor Activities

Galena, and the surrounding county, is full of outdoor activities to keep you active and provide a good sampling of what Illinois has to offer.

Linmar Gardens

Tour all 3.5 acres of the Linmar Gardens. This handsome collection of gardens is located on a hill overlooking historic Galena. There are natural outcroppings that have been enhanced to allow you to enjoy the full Galena experience. You can take a guided tour our meander at your own pace. You''ll see hostas, viburnums, conifers, grasses, and daylilies arranged in artful designs arrangements. A 20-foot waterfall is one of the stunning water features. It also has a garden built into the ruins of one of the first African-American churches in Illinois.

Mississippi River

Experience the Mississippi River on a yacht, paddle boat, or barge. River cruises allow you to sail the mighty Mississippi, view more historical sites, and take in unique geological formations. You can have dinner and enjoy entertainment as you cruise.

Local Wildlife

Don''t miss the wildlife on a bird watching tour with a local birding expert. Experience the unique sounds and delicate beauty only birds can offer.

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