The decisions made by President Lincoln in those critical moments of the American Civil War changed the tide of history forever. Galesburg’s Heritage Days invites you to fully immerse yourself. Come experience the tensions, technology, and heightened emotion of wartime with our annual ...unch!
On a warm summer day in 1830, Judge Richard M. Young presented to a committee of five men the proof of the 350 residents needed to officially form a county. Named after General Henry Knox, Chief of Artillery in the Revolutionary Army, Knox County continued to grow over the years and still co...cals!
From hands-on learning to more traditional presentations, Galesburg has a little museum fun for everyone! Two floors await you and your littlest of adventurers at Galesburg’s Discovery Depot Children’s Museum. Far from the expected, it’s highly encouraged to touch, cli...2014.
Created from its historic ties to the railroad dating back to 1854, Galesburg is no ordinary city but rather a place where art and culture form the very core of the community. Take a walk down Seminary Street and shop the exciting downtown area. Take in a concert by the Knox-Galesburg Sympho...nbsp;
As your travels take you places in and around Galesburg, you’ll discover that the shopping scene is hard to beat. From antique shopping to a more modern approach, you are bound to leave the ‘Burg with more bags than you packed to come visit us! Peek at the different districts tha...ries.
Galesburg offers no end of parkland for fun and sport. With 23 city parks, visitors can enjoy a public beach, water park, and miles of wooded biking, walking, and even horse trails. In the summer months, local parks buzz with activity. With five newly added playground spaces, kids can r...ndly!
Galesburg wants you to experience more. More jaw-dropping experiences, crave-worthy foods, and those unexpected adventures crafted just for you! Located in Knox County, the City of Galesburg sits at the helm of those grand traditions, friendly faces, and dynamic moments in history that make ... you!
Galesburg is conveniently located on Interstate 74, about 50 minutes south of the Quad Cities, 3 hours west of Chicago, and 3 hours north of St. Louis.
Two regional airports serve the Galesburg Area—Peoria International Airport (PIA) in Peoria and Quad City Internation...nbsp;