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Ulysses S. Grant Home

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Address: 500 Bouthillier St, Galena, IL 61036-2704
Phone Number: 815 777 3310
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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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Amazing Home

We loved Mount Vernon to see George Washingtons home and knew we needed to see this. It's a beautiful home of a US president.

5 of 5 starsReviewed 2 days ago
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Spring Valley, Wisconsin
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Spring Valley, Wisconsin
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12 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

We loved Mount Vernon to see George Washingtons home and knew we needed to see this. It's a beautiful home of a US president.

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Wisconsin
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

This was an interesting stop. The tour is short and sweet, and the tour guide we had was very knowledgeable. She threw in some humor, which in my opinion makes everything more enjoyable. It's not a large house so it doesn't take a lot of time out of your day, but it's definitely worth going!

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Saint Joseph, Michigan
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Even on a busy tourist weekend we didn't have to wait in line too long. Tour guide was knowledgeable and friendly.

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central Illinois
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

I visited the Grant Home in September. Beautiful home and we didn't have to wait long to enter it. The tour guide was informative and answered any questions that we had. The home asks for donations for entrance. It is a small price to keep this beautiful home up and running!

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Thank Deborah004
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

First time visiting this historic site. I had known that President Grant was from Galena but knew little about him. Home has 90% of its original furnishings. A guide greets you outside before entering. A $5 per adult admission charge is recommended but not enforced. if you like history and want something else to do in town besides shopping, it... More 

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Elmwood Park, Illinois, United States
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

The Grant Home offers tours all day. When you get there, you wait on the porch until a tour guide opens the door and invites you in. The day we were there, one guide was available because the other went to lunch, so she was a little rushed, but we still learned some interesting tidbits about Grant's life in Galena.... More 

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Wauwatosa, Wisconsin
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

If you love history or old houses, it's definitely worth a stop. Suggested donation is $5 for adults which helps toward the upkeep up of this home. The guide was knowledgeable and they are fortunate that the majority of the home is as it was when the Grants lived there. Note, if you are walking here it is at the... More 

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Eagan, Minnesota
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

The Ulysses S. Grant Home is a prime example of how people lived in the time period. It is furnished as it was with artwork that reflects events held in the house. Very informative docents.

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Chicago, Illinois
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

If you're in to history and are in the area, this is a must see. The tour guides are very knowledgeable and you will definitely leave knowing more than when you came. The house itself is beautiful and gives you a peak into the life of the Grants relative to how they lived. There isn't a fee to get in... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

So much history about this really cool home built in the late 1800's by the people of Galena. It is a guided tour and a donation is accepted.

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