Historic Tours in Galena, Illinois

Historic Tours in Galena, Illinois
Galena, Illinois, is the biggest city in Jo Daviess County. Home to nine Civil War generals and our 18th president, Ulysses S. Grant, Galena is a popular tourist spot for guided tours. From ghost tours to trolley rides, there are many sites to see, including historic mansions and a fort.

Annie Wiggens Ghost Tour

Stroll around Galena with a guide from Annie Wiggens Ghost Tour and you'll visit some of the most haunted sites, including cemeteries and historic buildings. This tour is seasonal and not accessible to people with handicaps. Reservations are recommended.

Annie Wiggens Ghost Tour
1004 Park Ave.
Galena, IL 61036
(815) 777-0336
anniewiggins.com

Casper Bluff Tours

Tour Casper Bluff, which overlooks the Mississippi River. Your guide will take you through the history of the area and show you a thunderbird effigy mound and 51 burial mounds. Reservations are recommended. Open year-round, and it is not accessible to people with handicaps.

Casper Bluff Tours
9401 W. Hart John Road
Galena, IL 61036
(815) 777-4200
galenalogcabins.com

Tri-State Trolley

The Tri-State Trolley offers a narrated one-hour tour on a trolley, which will take you past sites such as the Old Railroad Depot, Ryan Packing House and the Coatsworth Building. Handicap accessible and reservations are recommended.

P.O. Box 307
Galena, IL 61036
(815) 777-0820
tristatetravel.com

Galena Cellars Vineyard and Winery

Tours of the vineyards are available once Monday through Friday, while two to three tours a day are offered on weekends. A guide will show you how wine is made from the vines to when it is poured into a glass. Tours are seasonal.

Galena Cellars Vineyard and Winery
4826 North Ford Road
Galena, IL 61036
(815) 777-3235
galenacellars.net

Article Written By Courtney Johnson

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