Museums in Galena and Jo Daviess County

The Galena & U.S. Grant Museum is one of our most popular attractions, but it’s not the only one that tells the tales of our rich history in lead mining, our unique ties to Ulysses S. Grant, and how nine generals from the Civil War called Galena home. Take a tour of our museums and learn why Galena was once the hub of trading in the Midwest, some of the tools used by our ancestors in daily living and how their stories played a part in what Galena is today.