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Ulysses S. Grant Home

500 Bouthillier St, Galena, IL 61036-2704
+1 815-777-3310
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Lovely, historic home

Grant's home was donated by 13 residents of Galena after he returned there after the Civil War as a... read more

Reviewed yesterday
Shirley C
via mobile
Nice piece of history!

This is a lovely home and garden. We weren't there long, but it is so nice to have these wonderful... read more

Reviewed yesterday
Sara J
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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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  • Very good29%
  • Average7%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
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500 Bouthillier St, Galena, IL 61036-2704
+1 815-777-3310
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Reviewed yesterday via mobile

Grant's home was donated by 13 residents of Galena after he returned there after the Civil War as a thank you to the famed general. Although the family didn't live there long, the furnishings are all theirs, as they left them when they moved to...More

Thank Shirley C
Reviewed yesterday

This is a lovely home and garden. We weren't there long, but it is so nice to have these wonderful, historic homes preserved. Thanks, Galena!

Thank Sara J
Reviewed 2 days ago

it was really cool looking from the outside, and the whole street was like a small old time village, a must see if you are in galena

Thank JESSE120
Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

My friends and I went to the Ulysses S Grant house on a Saturday morning right before the line started really building up, so our group going through the house was huge. This made it hard to hear for the first half of the tour...More

Thank katulakate
Reviewed 3 days ago

The tour was very interesting, and you get to see many of the items that belonged to U.S. Grant himself. Every room in the house is 100% original furniture, except for the kitchen. The guides were helpful and could answer every last question we had....More

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Reviewed 4 days ago

When U.S. Grant moved to Galena in 1860 he was a down-on-his-luck financial failure. When he left Galena in 1861 to fight for the Union in the Civil War, this ex-West Point graduate and Mexican War veteran had a hard time getting a command. But,...More

1  Thank JGMM
Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

This was very informative, interesting and the volunteers were awesome! Loved the information and the house is in beautiful shape!

Thank BJRinNH
Reviewed 4 days ago

For a house over 150 years old, the house is in pretty good shape. There is nice period piece furniture in the house actually used by Grant. Definitely worth a stop. Narrated short tour.

Thank john P
Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

Very nice home with original furnishings of the family. Great grounds to walk outside with nice view of Galena.

Thank Tom55304
Reviewed 6 days ago

This historic home of President Ulysses S. Grant is very well curated. Our tour guide was very informative, and there was quite a bit to see. The home is located on a hill overlooking downtown Galena - a lovely vista. Considering the importance of this...More

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20 March 2017|
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Response from Suedrs | Reviewed this property |
There are a number of steps from the street below. There is a very small parking lot next to the building next door or you could go s drop off. The stairs inside the house to the second floor are narrow and slightly steep... More
Sherri M
24 March 2016|
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Response from AdvoChampion | Reviewed this property |
Donations...but may as well be a charge as you could get some stink eye for not throwing anything in the pot.
16 October 2015|
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Response from Edwin A | Reviewed this property |
Wheelchair accessibility is only on the ground floor. The second floor is accessed by narrow stairs only.