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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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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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A slice of history

Best part were the knowledgeable tour guides. Very impressive home of one of the great men of our nation.

5 of 5 starsReviewed June 2, 2015
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Nevada, Iowa
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Nevada, Iowa
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23 reviews 23 reviews
6 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 2, 2015 NEW

Best part were the knowledgeable tour guides. Very impressive home of one of the great men of our nation.

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33 reviews 33 reviews
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3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 31, 2015 NEW

Exciting place to learn some history. The house with period pieces was lovely, but even more so were the grounds and the site overlooking Galena.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 29, 2015 NEW

This visit was a last second decision and was well worth the $5 adult donation. Our guide, Georgie, was very fun and knowledgable. In our group, we had a gentleman that asked ALOT of questions and she not only had the answer, she kept the short tour moving right along. I was most amazed at how many authentic furnishings the... More 

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Galena, United States
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7 reviews 7 reviews
4 attraction reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 26, 2015

The docents make history come alive right before us (children and adults)! They are so very enthusiastic about Grant and the Home. A must see in Galena!

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Gurnee, Illinois
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18 reviews 18 reviews
4 attraction reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 25, 2015

this is so interesting, our guide was very informative which added to the expirence. the furniture, china etc were grants, wonderful to see how live was in the late 1800's.

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Belleville, Illinois
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52 reviews 52 reviews
29 attraction reviews
34 helpful votes 34 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 19, 2015

House was terrific with most of the Grant's belongings. Guide had a lot to add to the history of the Grant's and the house. Well worth the $5 per person donation.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 15, 2015

The house was clean and the tour guides are knowledgible. It's Grants house it's interesting and it was something to do.

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Sparta, Wisconsin
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6 reviews 6 reviews
4 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 14, 2015

Its a relatively small house, so not much room for visitors to walk into each room, but each room was easy to see. Volunteers who gave the tour were friendly and knowledgeable.

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Medina, Minnesota
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 13, 2015

Not takin shots at you Grant, but there is more capturing history at the Washburn House....Grant only spent 9 months in the home that was given to him by the town for his efforts during the war.

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Lakeville, Minnesota
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 11, 2015

My husband and I enjoyed our visit to the Grant home. Georgie, our guide was very knowledgeable and a lot of fun too! Learned a lot about President Grant and his family and the home is beautiful.

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