Fall in love again with Galena, Illinois
#5: History feels relevant
Main Street is a marvel of preserved and restored architecture, and touring the Galena and Ulysses S. Grant Museum east of the river is a must-do for history fans. Save time for tours of the Old Market House, once Galena’s center of commerce, and the Washburne House, built in 1843 by a U.S. congressman who advised President Lincoln and served as ambassador to France. Downtown, the small museum-gift shop Gateway to History sells locally made, history-inspired souvenirs.