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Ulysses S. Grant Home

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Civil War hometown hero

Just the idea that a grateful town would buy a house for a returning hero strikes me as awesome... read more

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568alysiar
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Moline, Illinois
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A step back in time

This brick house was presented to General Grant upon his return to Galena after the Civil War. It... read more

Reviewed 3 days ago
54Nancy54
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Terre Haute, Indiana
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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 yesterday via mobile

Just the idea that a grateful town would buy a house for a returning hero strikes me as awesome! Galena did and U.S. Grant and Julia lived here with their 4 children after the war. Original furnishings throughout, nice 25 minute tour of the home.

Date of experience: June 2019
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Reviewed 3 days ago

This brick house was presented to General Grant upon his return to Galena after the Civil War. It and other historic buildings are located in a well kept, hilly neighborhood. Their are tours offered for the cost of a donation ($5 suggested adult donation) but...More

Date of experience: June 2019
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Reviewed 1 week ago

This well restored and maintained home will give you a great glimpse into the life of one of our great civil war generals and presidents.

Date of experience: September 2018
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

My wife and I visited the Ulysses s Grant home in Galena. It is a good tour for a good price. If you are interested in US presidents and civil war history you should definitely swing by.

Date of experience: June 2019
Thank sladay93
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Our guide was very knowledgeable and friendly. It was an excellent peek into the past. Having so many original pieces of the Grants still in the house made the tour even more fascinating. Great place for older children and couples.

Date of experience: June 2019
Thank 641darah
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The guide was very knowledgeable and could answer all our questions. She gave us a lot of information and made it interesting for our 10-year-old. WHole family enjoyed it!

Date of experience: June 2019
Thank ktk1031
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Very knowledgeable docent. Informative and fascinating look back in our history. It is rare to have a famous home that has never changed hands with all the family furniture still in place. It is worth the time to see it.

Date of experience: May 2019
Thank JoyS2011
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Our guide was very knowledgeable and we learned a lot about the Grant family and era. Everyone should make this a must when visiting Galena.

Date of experience: May 2019
Thank Donna J
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

A visit to Galena means a visit to Grant's house. It was an informative and well presented tour. The house is in great shape and it is so nice that residents take pride in such a gem.

Date of experience: May 2019
Thank 196LindaC
Reviewed 5 weeks ago

This is a beautiful home. The history is amazing to listen to. History so close to home. Our storyteller gave a great tour.

Date of experience: May 2019
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JetteC89
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
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skimlatte
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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Sherri M
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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