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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 sure to stop!

Great for a quick break from shopping. They had two areas of very interesting historical items. We... read more

Reviewed 5 days ago
Kate D
Need information on Galena, stop here first.

Stopped by here when we arrived in Galena to ask about U.S. Grants home. Wonderful volunteers who... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
Urbana, Illinois
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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.
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  • Very good21%
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123 N Commerce St, Galena, IL 61036-2209
+1 815-777-3310
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Reviewed 5 days 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 2 weeks ago

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 4 weeks ago 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 30 April 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 14 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 9 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
Reviewed 30 October 2016

Make this your first stop in Galena. The ladies working there went above and beyond and were awesome, providing maps, and volunteering to make phone calls to see if a certain restaurant or activity was open. They asked questions about our interests and provided excellent...More

1  Thank Connie W
Reviewed 3 October 2016

Surprisingly,over 500 items of U.S. Grant's. Very interesting museum. Helpful staff on tourist infor

Thank 3109Barb47
Reviewed 2 October 2016

A fairly simple, static display historic site. Lots of artifacts and pictures. The best exhibit is Grants old buggy, pretty cool. Nothing else too memorable, but its free and worth a stop as it is close to main street.

1  Thank JM1485
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Casey C
What are the hours of operation?
12 October 2016|
Response from JM1485 | Reviewed this property |
9-5 M-Sun according to the City of Galena website.