Celebrate Grant’s Birthday With Festivities In Galena

If you enjoy exploring historical sites, then add a visit to Galena, Illinois to your places to visit. In Mid April, Galena host an annual weekend of festivities celebrating the birthday of President Ulysses S. Grant. 


During the weekend-long festivities you can join guided tours, enjoy free museum admission, a Trivia & Spirits pub quiz, pie auction and other activities.

The weekend kicks off on Friday with a stop at the Grant Home for a tour the historic house by lamplight with guides dressed in period attire from 5-6 p.m. 

Spend all day Saturday exploring Galena’s history. Start the morning with a Main Street walking tour with President Grant at 10 a.m. Enjoy free admission to the Galena and U.S. Grant Museum and hear a message from President Lincoln at 1 p.m., followed by an interview with President and Mrs. Grant at 2 p.m.

Among other activities to experience is a presentation by the Women of Courage and Commitment, who reveal true tales of women from the 19th and 20th Century at the historic DeSoto House Hotel at 3 p.m. 

Later, enjoy the evening with cocktails and trivia during the Trivia and Spirits pub quiz at Blaum Bros. Distilling Co. at 7 p.m. There is a fee to register teams of up to four people for a chance to win cash prizes. 

Plan Your Trip Back In Time In Galena

To explore events and news on U.S. Grant’s Birthday Celebration, local attractions, dining, and lodging options visit the Galena website at www.VisitGalena.org or call 815-776-9200.



Photo Credits: Visit Galena

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