Galena & U. S. Grant Museum

211 South Bench Street, Galena IL 61036 | 815.777.9129
Galena Country Tourism

Visitors will be greeted by holograms of Ulysses and Julia Grant as they enter the museum housed in an 1858 Italianate mansion. Displays cover the history of the area, from the earliest native settlements and the first trading post; to the lead mining boom; Galena's 9 Generals; and Grant’s leather store. See exhibits on the American Civil War including a flag that flew during the siege of Vicksburg and the “Peace in the Union” and “General Grant on the Battlefield” paintings.

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