Everything You Need to Know About Galena Trolley Tours

When you’re looking for a leisurely way to spend a memorable afternoon exploring our beautiful area, consider taking one of the exciting Galena Trolley Tours! If you do, you’ll wind through our charming town, stopping along the way at major historic sites for gorgeous photo opportunities. During your ride aboard the recognizable, bright red, Galena Trolley, you’ll enjoy wonderful narration that offers insightful information about our town and its most important architectural elements. You’ll traverse the rolling hills and sunken valleys all while enjoying a breezy, open-air ride. The next time you stay with us, sign up for Galena Trolley Tours, you’ll be glad you did!

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Sign Up For One of These Fun Galena Trolley Tours

Galena Trolley Tours offer one of best things to do in Galena, IL. But, which tour should you choose? The Galena Trolley Depot offers three great options. Here is just a little bit of information about each of them:

1. One Hour Non-Stop Tour

If you don’t have a whole lot of time to spend on a trolley tour, the One Hour Non-Stop Tour is the perfect option for you. Tours leave on the hour throughout the day. When you take this historically & architecturally narrated tour, you’ll cover 90% of the Galena Historic District.

2. Two and a Half Hour Tour of Homes

When you have an afternoon to spend aboard the Galena Trolley, sign up for the Two and a Half Hour Tour of Homes. When you do, you’ll also receive admission to three of Galena’s best historic homes. During your ride, you’ll stop at the following important sites:

  • US Grant Home- The mid-19th century home of Ulysses S. Grant, the 18th President of the United States
  • Belvedere Mansion- A 5,000 square foot home that was once owned by J. Russell Jones. Jones was a steamboat captain and ambassador to Belgium
  • Dowling House- The oldest home in Galena, as we well as the oldest stone structure in the state

3. Galena’s Haunted Tour

Take a ride on the dark side with Galena’s Haunted Tour. This 60-minute, nighttime tour offers a spooky, fun want to explore our town. When you ride, don’t forget your camera. There will be plenty of paranormal photo opportunities!

Take a Trolley Tour and Relax at the Farmers Guest House

After a fun day exploring Galena, IL, there is nothing better than WineTime at the Farmers Guest House! Each day our guests are invited join us in the afternoon for complimentary snacks and refreshments. In addition, our guests are treated to comfortable accommodations in a unique and historic inn that is just a short walk away from the famous Helluva Half Mile. When you stay with us, you’ll also enjoy an award-winning breakfast that was named the “Best Bed and Breakfast Breakfast in North America” by BedandBreakfast.com in 2015! Learn more about getaways to the Farmers Guest House today. Then, book your next stay with us!

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