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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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Grant home

Important to Grant history in Galena. Terrific interpreter with knowledge of Grant and his family. Not to be missed site when in Galena.

5 of 5 starsReviewed August 2, 2015
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Winneconne, Wisconsin
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Winneconne, Wisconsin
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 2, 2015 NEW

Important to Grant history in Galena. Terrific interpreter with knowledge of Grant and his family. Not to be missed site when in Galena.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 2, 2015 NEW

We did not go inside on the door but the grounds were very neat to look at! From what other travelers commented it sounds like a great tour that I am sorry we missed!

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Illinois
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 2, 2015 NEW

Been there several times and it still stays interesting. Learned that S. stands for simpson which is his mother's maiden name. The tour is great and they've kept the house in good condition. The staff are friendly and informative. I wouldn't bring babies along through the tour because of stairs and they won't learn much anyways. :-P

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Conyers, Georgia
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 66 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 31, 2015 NEW

Very interesting tour of this fine home. One of the high points of a visit to Galena. See this plus the DeSoto Hotel in addition to other interesting sights.

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Des Moines, Iowa
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2015 NEW

Home is well maintained, mostly original. Great tour and good info. Maybe too many people at one time.

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Fort Worth, Texas
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2015 NEW

We enjoyed this brief tour. It was informative in a light and easy sort of way; fun if you're interested in the period and need to blow an hour.

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Chicago, Illinois
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2015 NEW

We went to the Grant home last summer on our Galena visit. It's well worth the time if you enjoy history. I learned a lot about Grant and the town of Galena. The home is beautiful and Galena if lucky to have this historic place.

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Kenosha, Wisconsin
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 28, 2015 NEW

The grounds of his home are in good shape but President Grant would be disappointed with how the house itself is being kept up. The doors are in dire need of refinishing and the interior is sort of dark and uninspiring. I don't know what I was expecting but it was more than I got.

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Normal, Illinois, United States
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 28, 2015

The tour of the Grant House was a fun experience for a Saturday afternoon. Our tour guide was an older lady who really knew everything about the house. My only complaint was that they let a lot of people in at once, so it is hard to tour the house at your leisure and see and soak everything in. The... More 

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Peoria, Illinois
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 28, 2015

Great Museum ... staff were very friendly as well as very knowledgeable. I am a history buff and my wife and I both learned a few things we did not know!

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Additional Information about Ulysses S. Grant Home

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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