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Ulysses S. Grant Home

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First, to clear up some of the confusion I experienced before our trip: There is no set admission... read more

Reviewed 3 days ago
Lockport, Illinois
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Modest home, but intact.

Visiting this house was fascinating to me. This man was President and, of course, the General that... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
Savannah, Georgia
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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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500 Bouthillier St, Galena, IL 61036-2704
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Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

First, to clear up some of the confusion I experienced before our trip: There is no set admission fee; the house and the tour are free. There is, however, a suggested donation of $5 for adults and $3 for children. Also, contrary to what Google...More

Date of experience: February 2019
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Visiting this house was fascinating to me. This man was President and, of course, the General that led the Union Army to victory over the Confederacy. It is a home that is mostly intact with original artifacts and furniture of the Grant family. A modest...More

Date of experience: December 2018
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Reviewed January 11, 2019 via mobile

If you, like me, love this kind of stuff: you will like the Grant home. You probably could have guessed that. If your spouse/kids hate this kind of stuff, they will be fine. It’s a short tour (less than an hour to see the whole...More

Date of experience: January 2019
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Reviewed January 6, 2019 via mobile

We took our 4 teenagers to this place while on vacation. They all complained that we were going to some boring museum but once the tour was over they all said they were so glad we went. The home is beautiful and so interesting to...More

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank on2glory
Reviewed January 3, 2019

30 minute tour. Guide was very well prepared. At the end, the display of presidential pets across all office holders was a bonus

Date of experience: December 2018
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Reviewed December 12, 2018

Great tour and historical information on Ulysses S Grants. Recommend going during the week, mush less crowded.

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank Catherine W
Reviewed November 25, 2018

Our guide was a woman who clearly knew her stuff. The house is incredibly well preserved and beautiful.

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank Sharon D
Reviewed November 18, 2018

The tour was interesting and informative. The tour can be as long or short as you’d like. Evelyn was a fantastic guide.

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank angelay483
Reviewed November 4, 2018

We enjoyed the tour very much--we knew very little about President Grant before--and were very impressed with him after we learned about what he accomplished. The tour was also special when you find out that 90% of the homes furnishing that you see are original...More

Date of experience: October 2018
2  Thank suedo66
Reviewed November 4, 2018 via mobile

I have visited several presidential homes and this tour is on par with all others in my view. The volunteers were well versed and a tad robotic given the repeatedness of their presentations but it did not take away from the tour. Tour well worth...More

Date of experience: November 2018
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August 11, 2017|
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Response from bigcountry1991 | Reviewed this property |
We went in the morning at 10 am it was about an hour
March 20, 2017|
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Response from Suedrs | Reviewed this property |
There are a number of steps from the street below. There is a very small parking lot next to the building next door or you could go s drop off. The stairs inside the house to the second floor are narrow and slightly steep... More
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March 24, 2016|
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Response from AdvoChampion | Reviewed this property |
Donations...but may as well be a charge as you could get some stink eye for not throwing anything in the pot.
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December visit (20 Replies)
We would like some advice on areas around Chicago to visit using a rental car after a car less visit to Chicago itself. Thinking of these as possibles Hoover Library at West Branch, maybe Lincoln House and museum Springfield Ford museum and library Ann Arbor/ Grand Rapids Lake Geneva Ulysses S. Grant Home Galena any wineries in the areas hikes etc thanks
July 10, 2018|
Response fromDave148|
Lake Geneva in December? Not the best option. Same for wineries.