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“Some mementoes of Grant on display”

Old Market House State Historic Site
Ranked #14 of 45 things to do in Galena
Certificate of Excellence
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Owner description: Vendors peddled their wares at this Greek Revival Market House in the 19th century, which now hosts changing exhibits, meetings and special events.
Milton Keynes, United Kingdom
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502 reviews
201 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 263 helpful votes
“Some mementoes of Grant on display”
Reviewed 15 October 2013

If you are in Galena, then it's worthwhile looking inside the Old Market House, as it has a display of memorabilia associated with President Grant. However it's not worth a special journey and when I visited about half the exhibition area was taken up with some paintings for sale.

Visited September 2013
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Venice, Florida, United States
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152 reviews
61 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 73 helpful votes
“A surfeit of Grant Memorabilia”
Reviewed 10 October 2013

Liked the numerous and multiple paintings, photos (both black and white, and colorized) of U.S. Grant in many poses, as well as his family, and colleagues, and contemporaries.

Visited October 2013
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Milwaukee
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24 reviews
8 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
“not very welcoming”
Reviewed 31 August 2013

When I stopped in, the lady manning the place gave me a cold reception. Made me feel like I was intruding rather than welcome. Visitor's center on the east side of the river in the train depot had much more welcoming staff and tons of helpful suggestions for places to visit in Galena.

Visited August 2013
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Des Moines, Iowa
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19 reviews
12 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
“Disappointing”
Reviewed 24 August 2013

Contrasted to the Galena museum up the hill, this highly promoted site & exhibit were disappointing. Kind of a hodge podge, pushed together in the rooms. The "docent" spent our entire visit talking with another townsperson about the troubles of organizing support for whatever her project was.

Visited August 2013
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Chicago, Illinois
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698 reviews
508 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 841 helpful votes
“A treasure trove of Grant memorabilia.”
Reviewed 14 August 2013

PROS: the most common location people from Galena are going to point you towards if you need to use a public restroom. Numerous Grant memorabilia to the point that some of them may not be too significant (like painted stones); a carriage owned by the Grants; We went during the Art Fair and there quite a few tents set up around the building.

CONS: small and fairly expensive gifts shop;

Visited August 2013
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