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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.
All reviews original furnishings suggested donation quick tour piece of history white house guided tour civil war american history the kitchen per adult front porch self guided nice tour second floor general store his wife step back in time
Very interesting history lesson… His wife was the first real first lady that wrote her own press release! Julia Dent Grant was The first president’s wife to be called the First Lady. She was the daughter of a slave owner and she married the son...More
It was nice to see, but the tour of the house itself is not self guided, you need to wait on the porch until someone comes to do the tour, the sign says 5-10 minutes, but it sure seemed a lot longer. overall it was...More
This is one place that should not be missed when it comes to Galena. Take the trolley tour which covers this, the Dowling House and the Belvedere Mansion. It is worth the time. There are many things of interest in this home--all historical.
This was our first stop in Galena. This giuded tour of President Grants home us a must see for all ages. The home has nearly all of the original furnishings and what has been replaced is authentic to it's time. Walk the same halls as...More
This was a very enjoyable tour. The tour guide made it especially interesting. She was very knowledgeable. Don’t mistake the future site of the Grant museum with his house (we almost did). There are steps to climb. Admission cost is a suggested donation of $5....More
We walked right up and were able to get in at the next scheduled "start" time.
At the start, guests view a short video by actors portraying President and Mrs. Grant. It kind of set the stage for the led and self-directed tour to follow....More
This is a wonderful home to visit (in a really cute little town). The town gave the home to the Grants after he moved to Galena after leaving the White House. The Grants lived here off and on, but the house has always stayed in...More
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
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. There may be an elevator as I have a vague memory of the area in the main floor foyer. Worth seeing!