Total time is a little over 8
hours including driving.
The Windy City, the Second City, this large metropolitan
are hosts a wide array of sites for every taste. From the
larger world history to the local history to the Lincoln
history, Chicago has you covered.
Chicago History Museum (1 hour 30 minutes)
Historic Freeport is located along the Ulysses
S. Grant Memorial Highway, just a short drive from Rockford.
In the downtown, visitors will find the Lincoln-Douglas Debate
Square and there is a nearby historical society museum that
occupies an historic home of one of Lincoln's ardent supporters,
Lincoln-Douglas Debate Square (30 minutes)
County Historical Society Museum (45 minutes)
The hometown of Lincoln's general, Ulysses S. Grant, this
town is framed by rolling hills, a picturesque waterway,
and a host of tours, historic sites, and museums. In fact,
eighty-five percent of Galena's buildings are in a National
Register Historic District.
Ulysses S. Grant Home Historic Site (1 hour)
Galena History Museum (1 hour)