Galena Jo-Daviess County Historical Society

211 S. Bench Street, Galena , IL 61036 - United States





The Galena & U.S. Grant Museum is 6,500 square feet of exhibit space including an authentic lead mine shaft and extensive displays on our Civil War connection.

Galena & U.S. Grant Museum: 211 S. Bench Street; open 9:00 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.

Museum is operated by the Galena-Jo Daviess County Historical Society,


Three videos providing in-depth background on the history of Galena and Jo-Daviess County

Lead Mining in the Northwest Illinois Region

The Military Room with the original Thomas Nast oil painting of “Peace In Union”

“Port of Galena: 1858″ an interactive exhibit featuring the Galena River and an overview of the town in 1858

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