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Address: 123 N Commerce St, Galena, IL 61036
Phone Number: 815 777 3310
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Vendors peddled their wares at this Greek Revival Market House in the 19th...

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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A Look at General Grant

Several personal possessions of General Grant and his wife, Julia. Family pictures as well. Collection of Grant things made through the years to remember him. All simply... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed January 1, 2016
Steven E
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Deer Creek, Illinois
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Deer Creek, Illinois
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32 reviews
14 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 1, 2016

Several personal possessions of General Grant and his wife, Julia. Family pictures as well. Collection of Grant things made through the years to remember him. All simply presented in glass cases. Wondered about humidity controlled concerns with such valuable and old things. Appreciated the collection. Donations. Staff very helpful with advice for it is also a Welcome Center for Galena.

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Illinois City, Illinois
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21 reviews
6 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 29, 2015

We stopped here first to get information on Main Street Galena. The woman there answered all of our questions, gave up many handouts, and pointed out the things we were interested in. She was very helpful.

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Thank jeepsong
Galena, Illinois
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 2, 2015

If your are new to Galena, or visiting, and want to get a big dose of General Grant, by all means, drop by here. There is one phenomenal collection of Grant portraits and family memorabilia, and the volunteer staff will be happy to elaborate on any of the historical aspects of town. Also, just a lot of flyers and brochures... More 

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Antioch, Illinois
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8 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 16, 2015

The tour guide, was very good, and included many interactions with the guests. I always thought it was boarded up house, but the tour was very enlighting.

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Thank Cghoeflich
Prescott, Arizona
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 57 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 3, 2015

We enjoyed seeing the US Grant exhibit at the Old Market House State Historic Site. The information about his military career and the Civil War was most interesting. Be sure to visit the Old Market House State Historic Site when in Galena.

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Portland, Oregon
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 38 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 31, 2015

Friendly, helpful visitor information and coupons located here. Counter surrounded by interesting President U.S. Grant memorabilia. Extensive exhibits for a free stop. Even includes Galena Boy Scout Jamboree mugs, patches and neckerchief collection.

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Thank happy d
Charleston, Illinois
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12 reviews
7 attraction reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 30, 2015

This building had the largest collection of Grant items of anywhere we visited. Be sure to stop as it also has info about other landmarks.

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Thank Deb540
Kalamazoo, Michigan
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8 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 14, 2015

We started our touring of Galena here. It was very informative and had a place for kids to sit and play checkers!

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Winneconne, Wisconsin
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 2, 2015

Very friendly and knowledgeable about history of Galena an general Grant . Fits well with the history of the town

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Thank Tim7274
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8 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 1, 2015

Filled with information on Ulysses Grant! I loved this building and the information inside! The people inside were also very helpful in providing information on the town of Galena and things to do.

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