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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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A treasure for history lovers

We loved the information from our docent and the authenticity of the home's furnishings. A great way to learn about U.S. Grant and his era.

5 of 5 starsReviewed 2 days ago
Jim K
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Stillwater, Minnesota
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Stillwater, Minnesota
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74 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

We loved the information from our docent and the authenticity of the home's furnishings. A great way to learn about U.S. Grant and his era.

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Thank Jim K
Wisconsin
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12 reviews
5 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

We caught the last tour of the day and I'm so glad we did! How often do you get to go inside a president's home? It was surprisingly very modest. Our tour guide did such a great job and was able to answer all of our questions. The garden is really pretty too, and the views are beautiful.

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Thank Antonia T
Saint Louis, Missouri, United States
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Very interesting and the guide was very informative. Would recommend this if you are in town. Especially history buffs

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Highland, Illinois
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

The tour was interesting and informative. The house is well preserved and the amenities and furniture are authentic for the time period. The tour is free but donations are suggested, which is a very reasonable sum. Make it a point to tour the outside grounds as well as the house, more to see than just Grant's home.

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Thank Ruffian72
Shorewood, Illinois
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Very well done ---a part of our history. The guides were very informative. Nice display of family artifacts. Reasonable admission $5.00 donation per person.

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Thank Mark G
Chicago, IL
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

Very cool to see the home that old kept up and restored so nicely. Tour guide provided great history tidbits otherwise not known. Other than a quick tour of his home not much else to see or do. Tour was about 20/30 min. We stopped just for something to do while in the area, but weren't blown away. Add it... More 

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Illinois
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

The tour guide was very knowledgable on the complete history and all the nuances of the Grant home. The suggested donation was fair and this was a good tour to take on a rainy day.

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Thank bryan532016
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

Great tour of Grant's home! Our tour guide knew so much about Grant and the history of his family and house. Make sure you walk around the area to see some awesome views of the Galena area!

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Thank Linda G
Decatur, Illinois
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 54 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

It was interesting to tour the house, but I don't get caught up in the excitement of historical figures. I appreciate Mr Grant's place in American history, but others seemed to be awestruck. National Parks do that to me. Go figure.

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Thank Simballo
Champaign, Illinois
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16 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Grant's home was awesome to see. They accept donations, and the recommended donation is $5 for adults

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