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Ulysses S. Grant Home

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500 Bouthillier St, Galena, IL 61036-2704
+1 815-777-3310
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Nice piece of history

Excellent tour of President Grant’s Galena home. A must see when visiting Galena. It is located... read more

Reviewed yesterday
Jerry W
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Interesting home with a lovely view

We were pleased to do the tour of the home of Ulysses S Grant and family in Galena. Our only... read more

Reviewed 2 days ago
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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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  • Average6%
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500 Bouthillier St, Galena, IL 61036-2704
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Reviewed yesterday via mobile

Excellent tour of President Grant’s Galena home. A must see when visiting Galena. It is located adjacent to Grant Park. Parking is free and the suggested donation for adults is $5 per person which goes to upkeep.

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Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

We were pleased to do the tour of the home of Ulysses S Grant and family in Galena. Our only complaint would be that a sign said to wait on the porch and the next tour would begin in 5 to 10 minutes; but we...More

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Reviewed 4 days ago

The majority of the furnishings are original. I am reading the book Grant by Ron Chernow currently, so I really enjoyed this tour! They did a great job!

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Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

The docent tour was excellent. Katherine really know the history of the family and the area. This was worth the donation requested. Learned a lot about this president and his family.

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Reviewed 5 days ago

It's amazing to see how one of our former presidents lived. Our guide, Eleanor, was extremely well spoken and knowledgeable and when we found out she had not been there that long, we were astounded! There is no fee for the tour, but there is...More

Thank Cathy H
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Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

This site is at the top of a hill overlooking historic Galena. As other’s have mentioned, there is a $5 suggested donation. The home still contains over 90% of the original furnishings. The staff person that gave the tour was knowledgeable and did a great...More

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Reviewed 6 days ago

A remarkable collection of originals. Tour took about 30 minutes. Tours start every 10 minutes or so. Nice view by Mrs. Grant's statue.

Thank Rooindie
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Reviewed 1 week ago

U S Grant's home is very different from many old homes you tour. This one still has most of the furniture he owned when he and Julia lived there. The tour guide was great and very informative about the home and gave us history on...More

Thank Mike H
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Quick tour , staff is very welcoming. This was a family trip to Galena we all learned a lot about the history.

Thank RAVABRA
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Reviewed 1 week ago

This was an interesting tour and a well preserved historic home. Tbere were other sites in the area as well. The statue of Julia Grant was impressive.

Thank 967smg
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Jette C
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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