Without a doubt, one of the number 1 reasons to visit downtown Galena IL is to see the historic architecture and well-preserved 19th-century buildings that line Main Street and the surrounding area. As the home of the former president U.S. Grant, Galena is no stranger to interesting history and, accordingly, historic attractions. From touring these homes to taking Trolley tours around town, and even taking ghost tours, there are a number of ways to enjoy the top historic attractions near downtown Galena IL.
Add even more history to your stay by staying with us at Jail Hill Inn, Galena’s #1 historic Bed and Breakfast – and the only one we know of that is housed in a historic jail! Over the past several years, we have lovingly restored and cared for this stunning building, which once housed an important piece of Galena’s history. We kept many of the original features of the building n tact, including the 9-foot tall windows, original arched ceilings and beams, and even carvings in various window sills.
It’s been an honor to care for this building and to ensure the historical legacy of Galena stays intact, all while offering our guests a luxury experience that is second to none. We’re located just steps away from downtown Galena IL, too, which means you’re close to all the things you want to see and do. Let us show you just how special this incredible town is – book your room at our historic Galena Bed and Breakfast today! Continue reading