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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.
All reviews original furnishings suggested donation piece of history white house guided tour american history civil war quick tour the kitchen self guided per adult front porch well worth the visit second floor nice tour general store his wife
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
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
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
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
The tour of Grant's home is a must-do if you are in Galena. The tour guides are very knowledgeable and able to answer questions that aren't part of a script (unlike another house tour in town). The home is filled with authentic furniture, paintings and...More
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
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. There may be an elevator as I have a vague memory of the area in the main floor foyer. Worth seeing!
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|
Lake Geneva in December? Not the best option. Same for wineries.