Galena-Jo Daviess County Historical Society & Museum, Galena
(4.6/5 based on 200+ reviews on the web)
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  • We enjoyed the history presented here. Many original artifacts and stories about the town and Grant. Three outstanding historical paintings are housed here. 
  • This is a great museum and it is packed full of interesting artifacts and lots of things to see. It starts with a hologram show of Ulysses S Grant and his wife introducing you to the town of Galena wh...  more »
  • I am very happy that my hotel package included a ticket to this museum, because I found it interesting and well designed. 
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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 :)