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Old Market House State Historic Site

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123 N Commerce St, Galena, IL 61036-2209
+1 815-777-3310
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Interesting and helpful!

This is a fun stop while in Galena. The museum houses many interesting things from the area and it... read more

Reviewed October 18, 2017
Dixon, Illinois
OK for a quick visit

The Old Market House Historical Site was built in 1846 and was a central part of the community in... read more

Reviewed October 9, 2017
Minneapolis, Minnesota
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Vendors peddled their wares at this Greek Revival Market House in the 19th century, which now hosts changing exhibits, meetings and special events.
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  • Very good21%
  • Average21%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible0%
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123 N Commerce St, Galena, IL 61036-2209
+1 815-777-3310
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Reviewed October 18, 2017

This is a fun stop while in Galena. The museum houses many interesting things from the area and it is also a place to purchase tickets for various events in town. Our family took the walking tour with Ulysses Grant. Fun time!

Thank Michegirl7
Reviewed October 9, 2017

The Old Market House Historical Site was built in 1846 and was a central part of the community in the early days of Galena. This house is open every day from 9:00 AM – 5:00 PM and there is no cost to enter (but they...More

Thank rockyjoe
Reviewed September 9, 2017

Start here when visiting Galena. Lots of information brochures about the area. The best part is the staff at the information center. They take the time to listen to you to discover your interests and make recommendations based on them.

Thank Saturday8
Reviewed August 21, 2017

The Old Market House at 123 North Commerce Street, a block off Main Street in the heart of downtown Galena, has been converted into the Galena Welcome Center and is the place for visitors to start their tour of the historic town. Built in 1845,...More

Thank Taylor B
Reviewed July 21, 2017 via mobile

There are some very good exhibits on the Grant family and the Civil War. (I was amused to see two pair of Mrs. Grant's shoes.). I thought we would spend about 15 minutes but was surprised when we walked out an hour later. Good to...More

Thank Deborah W
Reviewed July 18, 2017

We first visited the Galena Welcome Center because we were looking for a map. The center is in the "Old Market House", a building created during Galena's golden age to rent wagon stalls out to merchants who would sell their wares there. Nowadays, instead of...More

Thank 0guest0
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

1  Thank GiGiWest23
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...More

Thank Kate D
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
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...More

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Casey C
October 12, 2016|
Response from JM1485 | Reviewed this property |
9-5 M-Sun according to the City of Galena website.