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Ulysses S. Grant Home

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Address: 500 Bouthillier St, Galena, IL 61036
Phone Number: 815 777 3310
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Wed - Sun 9:00 am - 4:00 pm
Description: 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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We have visited Grant's home both times we were vacationing in Galena. What makes this attraction a must see, just like the Dowling House and the Belvedere Mansion, is the way the... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed June 28, 2015
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5 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 28, 2015 NEW

We have visited Grant's home both times we were vacationing in Galena. What makes this attraction a must see, just like the Dowling House and the Belvedere Mansion, is the way the tour guides tell the history behind it. You can tell that these ladies at the Grant Home not only know their stuff, but they also genuinely enjoy imparting... More 

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Madison, Wisconsin
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 28, 2015 NEW

Excellent guides. They really know their stuff. The tour is nicely paced and allows for all the photos you would like. Make sure you stroll the grounds for some outstanding views of West Galena.

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Chicago, Illinois
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 24, 2015 NEW

The sweet lady that did our was very knowledgeable & did a wonderful job. Glad we went, the home has been nicely preserved.

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Ames, Iowa
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 24, 2015 NEW

Price was right ($5 donation suggested). They allowed non-flash photos in the Home. Interesting tour, we had a great guide.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 23, 2015 NEW

Sitting above the town of Galena, IL, U.S. Grant's home is very stately and kept in perfect preservation. Our tour guide was superb and hit on many of the fine points about the family and the home. Having 90% of original furnishings helps to create the feeling of being in post-Civil War America. The grounds were perfectly manicured and the... More 

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Peoria, Illinois
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 23, 2015 NEW

Very interesting, informative guides thru the house. Nice view of Galena. Late in the season visit so it was not busy

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Coon Rapids, Minnesota
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 34 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 23, 2015 NEW

The house is basically like walking into the past. It is a lot smaller than it appears however the guide was very informative and a delight to talk with. She was on top of the game! The grounds were well kept and the flowers were beautiful. Great deal of history to soak up in a short time.

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Bloomington, Illinois
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 23, 2015 NEW

The staff is so knowledgable, we had a great tour. Seeing drawings of Grant and the ACTUAL furniture and décor in the drawing right in front of your eyes was amazing. You got that feeling of - man - Grant was right here! The tour guides really give you personal touches and insights into the lives and personalities of the... More 

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Majorca, Spain
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 22, 2015

Didn't have to wait long for tour to start. Our guide was Vinetta who was a sweetie and knew her facts. Entrance is by a suggested $5 and worth the visit.

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Crestwood, Missouri
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 21, 2015

Most of the home was filled with authentic pieces that belonged to Grant and his family. Our home guide was extremely knowledgable.

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Additional Information about Ulysses S. Grant Home

Address: Address: 500 Bouthillier St, Galena, IL 61036
Phone Number: 815 777 3310
Location: United States  >  Illinois (IL)  >  Galena
Open Hours:
Sunday 9:00 am - 4:00 pm
Wednesday 9:00 am - 4:00 pm
Thursday 9:00 am - 4:00 pm
Friday 9:00 am - 4:00 pm
Saturday 9:00 am - 4:00 pm

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