Galena / Jo Daviess County Historical Society and Museum, Galena

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  • Lots to learn about Galena, mining and the Civil War! Ask for a copy of the Walking Tour of Galena, it had more history about all the surrounding buildings! Well worth the $10 adult admission !  more »
  • For those wanting the excitement of a nice time window shopping or just taking in the old historic buildings, the Galena downtown district is a very nice sight to see and take pictures. There are so m...  more »
  • Nancy the 'host' and gift shop attendant is amazing! We really enjoyed our time with her - - husband and I thought we would have REALLY enjoyed the museum had she been our tour guide. But, as it was, ...  more »
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  • Nice museum somewhat related to General Grant, but also related to the Civil War - Nice displays and some are interactive. $20 entry fee, but I felt like I was donating to the museum more than paying admittance. There is a short (10 minute) holographic presentation from General Grant and his Wife, and then after that you are on your own. Can get through the museum in an hour or two depending on what peaks your interest. There is an actual mine shaft that you can peer down into - which is very cool. There is also a small gift shop for souvenirs.
  • Very nice collection, great staff, reasonable price :)