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Ulysses S. Grant Home

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Lovely home with authentic furnishings, etc., in the home. Very good tour guide. Short tour of... read more

Reviewed 4 days ago
Chicago, Illinois
Good historic and quick tour

For history buffs a good place to see. Quick tour! 80% original furnishings from Ulysses S Grant... read more

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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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500 Bouthillier St, Galena, IL 61036-2704
+1 815-777-3310
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Reviewed 4 days ago

Lovely home with authentic furnishings, etc., in the home. Very good tour guide. Short tour of about 25 minutes. Closed Monday/Tuesday. Go early.

Thank pcbc17
Reviewed 1 week ago

For history buffs a good place to see. Quick tour! 80% original furnishings from Ulysses S Grant family.

Thank 721Douglas
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

It was good tour. The guide was funny and very informative. Learned a lot about Grant I never knew. The view from that house is nice. Would be beautiful in the fall.

Thank jstrickler01
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Had a nice tour of General Grants Galena Illinois home, They suggested a ten dollars donation to help with cost, which is minimal. Our tour guide was very informative and spoke very clear. The home is well maintained and you get a good view of...More

Thank Ronald B
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Learned a lot about President Grant, his family and his life - very glad we took the tour. the tour guides liked their job.

Thank myerkes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

I love that 95% of the content is from their personal collection. We enjoyed the history and seeing how president Grant lived at that time. Would recommend

Thank pho2angela75
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

My wife and I took a tour while in Galena for our anniversary. Enjoyed seeing all of the original pieces and the tour guide was extremely knowledgeable and personable.

Thank Pioneer116512
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

My son, husband and father-in-law all enjoy historical stops. We took the guided tour and were able to see a fully-furnished home that was accurate to the time. It's well-maintained with a good attention to detail. I'd recommend it as an early stop if visiting...More

Thank AndreaM2011
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We have visited Galena several times in the past and never been able to visit the house during their operational hours. The tour guide shared very interesting information and it was nice stop out of the rain.

Thank wleigh06
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

The best historical spot in a town full of historical spots. This place is full of history, original fixtures, and the tour is guided by a knowledgeable guide who is clearly passionate about the house. If you are looking for Civil War or presidential history...More

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12 August 2017|
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Response from bigcountry1991 | Reviewed this property |
We went in the morning at 10 am it was about an hour
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.