Historic Sites in Galena and Jo Daviess County

A walk through Galena and Jo Daviess County is like taking a journey back to the 19th century. Where else can you walk the steps Ulysses S. Grant took to work? Or stand in the room where he heard he had become the 18th President of the United States? It’s historic treasures like these, and vignettes of what life was like in the 19th century, that make Galena Country an authentic step back in time. It’s also why so many of our sites are listed in the National Register of Historic Places.