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Old Market House State Historic Site

123 N Commerce St, Galena, IL 61036-2209
+1 815-777-3310
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Make this your first stop since it is combined with the visitors information center.

There are some very good exhibits on the Grant family and the Civil War. (I was amused to see two... read more

Reviewed 2 days ago
Deborah W
Little Rock, Arkansas
via mobile
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We first visited the Galena Welcome Center because we were looking for a map. The center is in the... read more

Reviewed 5 days ago
Madison, Wisconsin
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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.
  • Excellent58%
  • Very good20%
  • Average20%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible0%
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123 N Commerce St, Galena, IL 61036-2209
+1 815-777-3310
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Reviewed 2 days ago 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 5 days ago

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

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

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

Thank GiGiWest23
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

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 15 June 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 25 May 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

Thank MeryMeCo
Reviewed 1 May 2017

I was very glad that we were able to arrive here before they closed for the day. The staff was very helpful in providing us with information to start our visit of Galena. Pick up brochures for further information.

Thank jingles5
Reviewed 21 February 2017

There were more Grant and Civil War items but not as impressive as Grant's Home and the Galena Museum. If you only have time for two sites, skip this one.

1  Thank Laurie O
Reviewed 15 November 2016

Staff was very helpful in finding information regarding your interests. We enjoy history so a walking tour of the town was great!

Thank Nancy B
Reviewed 10 November 2016

The building and site is very interesting. The collection and display is quite eclectic. Not a lot of story telling in the displays but unique objects.

Thank Vacationer4Fun
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Casey C
12 October 2016|
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9-5 M-Sun according to the City of Galena website.