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Ulysses S. Grant Home

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Address: 500 Bouthillier St, Galena, IL 61036-2704
Phone Number:
+1 815-777-3310
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09:00 - 16:00
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Wed - Sun 09:00 - 16:00
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This Italianate-style brick house, with original furnishings, looks very...

This Italianate-style brick house, with original furnishings, looks very much as it did in 1865 when a group of townspeople presented it as a gift to Ulysses S. Grant on his victorious return from the Civil War.

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Ulysses S. Grant Home Takes You Back In Time

Galena’s Main Street is ½ mile of antique stores, boutique shops, galleries, and restaurants. More importantly, you will not find any big-box retailers or chain restaurants... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 4 days ago
Michelle G
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Chicago, Illinois
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Chicago, Illinois
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50 reviews
11 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

Galena’s Main Street is ½ mile of antique stores, boutique shops, galleries, and restaurants. More importantly, you will not find any big-box retailers or chain restaurants. Main Street looks very similar to the way it did 100 to 150 years ago. Galena has over 75 homes on the National Register of Historic Places. A visit to President Grant’s home should... More 

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Appleton, Wisconsin, United States
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24 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

We happened to go to the Grant Home a week before the presidential election so it was a timely visit. The house is very well preserved and there are many artifacts from Grant and his family housed there. We had a very nice tour guide.

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Thank Amanda L
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Excellent museum for all ages...lots of inter-active displays, excellent historical data & artifacts. Small but cute bookstore...lots of variety for purchasing souvenirs.

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Thank SunshineChi
Bethel Park, United States
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

It was an interesting place. The volunteer was very knowledgeable and friendly. It is a donation requested type of place, they suggest $5 per adult. It was well worth it. Learned things about Grant that I was unaware of. I would recommend it, especially for History Buffs.

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Thank James S
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 December 2016 via mobile

Not to long and very interesting! Love this town and its history ! The tour guid was friendly and cost was cheap!

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Thank Tina P
Channahon, Illinois
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 December 2016

Beautiful home, knowledgeable staff. Definitely a must if you like history and antiques. Make sure to check out the small building behind the home, interesting displays.

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Thank Chmsak
Los Angeles
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 November 2016 via mobile

Great local attraction- we learned a little something about American history and worked up an appetite to satiate later at Durty Girt's.

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Thank LizziH
Lisle, Illinois
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 November 2016

The Grant Home tour was excellent. Provided an in-depth history of the house along with the history of Ulysses Grant and his family. The house contains 90% of original furniture.

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Thank herschel1771
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 November 2016

Home is nicely maintained. Tour guide was very informative, professional and genuinely nice.Lots of interesting facts on U. S. and his family. Be sure to donate to help maintain Grant's home

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Thank Cheryl E
Madison, Wisconsin
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 November 2016

Very interesting and would definitely recommend stopping by and taking the tour. Learned some very interesting facts and saw the way the family lived.

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