Galena & U.S. Grant Museum

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    The Museum is located in an 1858 Italianate mansion built as a private residence by Galena merchant Daniel Barrows and was sold in 1922 to the International Order of the Odd Fellows to be converted into a lodge/community building. The Museum features over 6,000 square feet of exhibit space on lead mining in the northwest region, the driftless area, Grant’s leather store, the Port of Galena: 1858 (Galena’s steamboat history). The museum also houses a national treasure, the “Peace in Union” by Thomas Nast (1895) and the Vickburg Flag which was the first flag to be raised above the courthouse by the Forty-fifth Illinois Regiment. Open Daily, 9 a.m.- 4:30 p.m.

    The Museum Gift & Book Shop
    Discover souvenirs, gifts, books of historical nature: Galena, Grant, Civil War, lead mining, steam boating.


    Group Tour/Motorcoach
    Group Attendee Capacity: 90 People 
    Group Tour Length: 60 Minutes
    Group Rate Available
    Group Reservations Required
    Wheelchair Accessible

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     211 S Bench St
    United States
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