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Historic Galena  

Join us as we explore historic Galena, Illinois. First, we will tour the Italianate home of Civil War hero Ulysses S. Grant. The home was given to the general by a group of Galena citizens in 1865 and much of the original furnishings remain. Next, our step-on guide will lead us on a private tour of Galena’s historic district as well as a tour through the countryside, identifying old mine sites, the Mississippi River, and the unglaciated character of the beautiful terrain. Our guests are then invited to explore the fantastic shops and restaurants of Galena’s Main Street and take in the attractions of the Galena History Museum if they choose. Our final stop will be The Old Blacksmith Shop. This authentic and fully operational 1897 blacksmith operation includes working forges with original tools and equipment. The trip includes transportation, admission and tours. Meals will be on your own. Considerable walking is involved.


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