All Sightseeing Tours

  • Long Hollow Canopy Tours

    NEW ATTRACTION near the Galena Territory! NOW OPEN! Enjoy spectacular views of Northwest Illinois on this 2 1/2 hour guided canopy tour. Ride 6 ziplines, cross a suspended bridge, and rappel off of two platforms.  Longest line is 1,250-feet! Open Seasonally; April-November

  • The Belvedere

    The Belvedere is an Italianate mansion built in 1857 and has been considered the finest mansion in Galena. This historic 22-room mansion is truly lavish featuring Victorian furnishings, Liberace’s estate items, ‘Gone with the Wind’ green drapes and more. Guided Tours. Seasonal Pet-Friendly

  • 1876 Banwarth House & Museum

    A fascinating, hands-on experience awaits! Join period interpreters on a 40-minute journey through the fine Victorian home of Charles Banwarth. Step back into 1876, when Grant was President and experience what everyday life was like during America’s centennial year. Group Tour/Motorcoach Group Capacity: 45 People  Group Tour Length: 40 Minutes Group read more

  • Galena Trolley Tours

    Travel through the historic area viewing panoramas from the bluffs Historic narrated trolley tours offered hourly or by group reservation. Choose from a one-hour non-stop tour of Galena’s Historic district or a two and a half tour of homes including admissions to the US Grant Home, Belvedere Mansion and the read more

  • Linmar Gardens

    Nearly four-acre garden situated on natural limestone outcroppings overlooking Galena. Water features, small mine replica and sunken garden in the ruins of one of the first African-American churches in Illinois. Adults: $10 Children (Under 12): $4 Attendee Capacity: 50 People Tour Length: 40 Minutes Reservations Required

  • Tri-State Trolley

    Galena’s only ADA-compliant and climate-controlled trolley service offering daily narrated tours. Open Seasonally; May – October. Purchase your official Historical City Tour ticket at the Gateway to Historical Society Store on Historic Main Street Galena. Unique transportation for special events year-round, including weddings/private tours. Call 800-779-4869 for details. Seasonal: May read more