ENTERTAINMENT & TOURS

ALL ABOUT A GHOST TOUR -230 S Main St, Galena, 815-777-9252. Enjoy a mix of history and mystery in a leisurely walking tour of Main and Bench streets. Tours begin at the DeSoto House Hotel Fridays and Saturdays at 8 pm.

AMELIA’S GHOST TOURS -303 S Main St, Galena, 815-402-3558 , ameliastours.com.Amelia’s Ghost Tour includes a guided, climate controlled shuttle bus tour to several locations in Galena believed to be haunted. Participants on the ghost tour also have the opportunity to search for ghosts themselves using state-of-the-art equipment. Tours leave nightly at 6, 7:30 and 9 pm. Amelia’s also offers old tyme photo sessions at the Main Street shop.

BLAUM BROS. DISTILLING CO. -9380 W US 20, Galena, 815-777-1000, blaumbros.com.Come to the distillery for a comprehensive look at the art of distilling. From the distillation area, to the barrel room, to the comfortable tasting room and cocktail bar, you will take a journey through the entire process of how Blaum Bros. spirits are hand crafted in historic Galena. Touch, taste and feel the ingredients that make the spirits unique! Tours last about 45 minutes, and culminate in a guided tasting.

P. T. MURPHY MAGIC -204 Hill St, Galena, 779-2140035, ptmurphy.com."Galena’s #1 Show!" -Trip Advisor. The setting for this intimate encounter with illusion is P. T. Murphy’s private 24-seat theater located in the heart of historic downtown. Matinee and evening performances available. Purchase tickets online or by phone.

TRI-STATE TROLLEY -Tri-State Trolley, 220 S Main St, Galena, 815-777-0820. Climb aboard these beautifully appointed, classic red and green trolleys as a guide takes you on a journey of historic Galena sights including Grant’s Home, the Galena History Museum, Quality Hill and Galena’s historic Main Street.

GENERAL GRANT WALKING TOUR -DeSoto House Hotel, 230 S Main St, Galena, 800-343-6562. Join General Ulysses S. Grant (portrayed by Bob Buman) for a one-hour walk down Galena’s historic Main Street. Tours are conducted every Saturday and Sunday, May through October.

BELVEDERE MANSION -1008 Park Ave, 815-777-0747, belvederemansionandgardens.com.The Belvedere has been considered the finest mansion in Galena since it was built in 1857. The Belvedere Mansion and Gardens are open to the public from mid May to mid November. This historic 22-room mansion is truly lavish, the finest and "most often visited" Italianate mansion in Galena for more than 33 years.

DOWLING HOUSE -220 Diagonal St, 815-777-1250, belvederemansionandgardens.com.Galena’s oldest house, Dowling House, was built in 1826 by John Dowling. Built of limestone, it was once the only trading post in the city. The Dowling House was equipped with primitive living quarters and hosted many fur traders in years past. Tour guides provide a complete history of the development of the City of Galena and Dowling House while you browse through quaint artifacts from the early nineteenth century.

HYPNOSIS LIVE -314 S Main St, 815-777-1248. Enjoy the show from the audience or take the stage and become the star in the hypnosis show. Select performances Wednesday and Saturday evenings at 8 pm.

GALENA TROLLEY TOURS -314 S Main St, 815-7771248. Variety of tours each day, including a haunted ghost tour.

2016 Spring/Summer Galenian

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