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Settle in and prepare to fall in love with the lovely town of Galena, Illinois, known for its 19th-century architecture, quaint and historic downtown, and lovely scenery. Call Elite at 1.800.488.2114 or book today online.
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Settle in and prepare to fall in love with the lovely town of Galena.
Today’s stops include the Ulysses S. Grant home (classified as a National Historic Landmark), and free time on Main Street with its charming shops and eateries. Hopping onto the trolley, you’ll learn about Galena’s rich history. Amelia’s Under the Lamplight Dinner Theatre is Galena’s uniquely entertaining dinner destination and will surely become one of your favorites as you enjoy the ambiance, food, and entertainment!
Our day begins with a living history lesson at the Apple River Fort nestled in the hills. The Civil War replica sits next to the site of the original fort. On the drive to lunch at Chestnut Mountain Resort, you’ll be treated to some of the must lovely vistas in the US. For those wanting to see more scenery, take the lift chair for the best views of the surrounding area.
More of Galena’s rich history unfolds today with a stop at the history museum and the Old Blacksmith Show with demonstrations and the opportunity to purchase wares made by the blacksmiths. There will be so much to talk about on the trip home – memories to share with fellow travelers in preparation for stories to be shared with family and friends once you’re home again!