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“weekend away” 4 of 5 stars
Review of Ulysses S. Grant Home

Ulysses S. Grant Home
500 Bouthillier St, Galena, IL 61036
815 777 3310
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Ranked #2 of 13 Attractions in Galena
Type: Historic Sites, Landmarks
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Owner description: 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.
Round Lake, Illinois
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21 reviews 21 reviews
16 attraction reviews
Reviews in 9 cities Reviews in 9 cities
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
“weekend away”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 6, 2012

The only problem we had was the sign on the front door was a bit confusing

Visited April 2012
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English first
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38 reviews 38 reviews
12 attraction reviews
Reviews in 19 cities Reviews in 19 cities
23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
“Don't miss this piece of history!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 6, 2012

Although the grounds and dwellings were not huge or numerous, the 1/2 hour tour of Grant's Home and the small building next door with other information about presidents was fascinating and entertaining. Just enough visual and verbal information to not overload but to just absorb all the interesting information about this under-recognized historical spot. The tour narrator obviously enjoyed her job and engaged our group with many facts and addressed questions readily. A pleasant surprise in this fascinating little town!

Visited April 2012
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Streamwood, Illinois, United States
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6 reviews 6 reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
“time stood still”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 29, 2012

everyone should stop here and take in all the rich history. It was on donation only and the volunteer tour guides were super informative and friendly.

Visited March 2012
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Madison, WI
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“Nicely Presented Historic Home”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 26, 2012

You can't miss Grant's home when you're in Galena! This Italianate mansion perches above the city, and looks really far from the river. it's really not, and it's worth the hike if you have any interest in 19th century homes & history. The tour guides are very knowledgeable, and very enthusiastic about their subject. The home is incredibly well-preserved, with ALL original furniture and a very authentic feel. We particularly enjoyed the whimsey and curiosities presented by the current "Presidents & their Pets" display.

Visited March 2012
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Chillicothe, Illinois
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“Very Informative Visit”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 19, 2012

The home gives guided tours with very informed staff.

Visited March 2012
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