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Tourism - Galena Illinois - Things To Do in Galena Illinois

Tourism in Galena Illinois is brimming with fun things to do, delicious food to eat, quaint shops to browse, wine tasting, travel back in time on Main street Galena, visit historical places and so much more.

Take a stroll back in time in the actual home of Ulysses S. Grant
The Grant Home is open Wednesday through Sunday from 9:00 a.m. - 4:45 p.m. Last tour starts at 4:45 p.m. The Old Market House Welcome Center is open daily from 9:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m. The sites are closed on New Year's, Martin Luther King, Jr., Presidents, Veterans, General Election, Thanksgiving and Christmas Day. Large group reservations are recommended. For more information call 815/777-3310.CLOSED MONDAY & TUESDAY$5.00 - Adults$3.00 - Children

Tour the home of Congressman Washburne
Washburne House is open every Friday from 10a.m. - 4p.m .May through October. The guided tours are given by The International Order of Questers, Galena Belles Chapter 1304. For more information call 815/777-3310. The Washburne House is located at 908 Third Street.

Old Market House
The Old Market House, constructed in 1845-1846, was the focal point of community life during Galena's heyday. The greek revival Old Market House sheltered vendors and shoppers, who gathered in the heart of the river city's business district until 1910. Ownership of the building was transferred to the State of Illinois in 1947, and the Old Market House was restored in 1955. Today the Old Market House State Historic Site is managed by the Illinois Historic Preservation Agency and is the scene of many changing exhibits, meetings and special events.

Open daily from 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. The Old Market House located at 123 North Commerce Street.

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