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  • Galena Trail

    & Coach Road Society

Red Covered Bridge

Princeton, IL
Bureau County
One of six remaining covered bridges in Illinois.


DeSoto House

Galena, IL
Jo Daviess County
Illinois' Oldest Operating Hotel.


Blackhawk War Monument

Kent, IL
Stephenson County
Erected to honor those lost in battle.


Lime Kiln

Buffalo Grove, IL
Ogle County
Placed on the national register of historic places.


Apple River Fort

Elizabeth, IL
Jo Daviess County
Site of a battle during the Blackhawk War in 1832.


John Deere Historic Site

Grand Detour, IL
Lee County
Where John Deere created the first steel plow.


Mission Statement & Objective

The Galena Trail and Coach Road Society's mission is to foster a comprehensive rediscovery of the historic Galena Trail and Coach Road. The Trail and The Coach Road have a unique history, offer diverse natural landscapes, and had a significant historical impact on the development of the northwestern Illinois frontier region.

The organization's objective is to provide an enjoyable experience for visitors to an area that stretches from Peoria, Illinois to Galena and on to Prairie du Chien, Wisconsin.

  • Rediscover
  • Adventure
  • History
  • Scenery
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