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Ulysses S. Grant Home

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Beautifully Preserved

Beautifully preserved piece of history. Lots of details about a great President. We really enjoyed... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
Crystal Lake, Illinois
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History Lesson

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

Reviewed February 18, 2019
Lockport, Illinois
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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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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
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Beautifully preserved piece of history. Lots of details about a great President. We really enjoyed the knowledgeable guide and the ability to take the tour at our own pace. The display of White House China was very cool.

Date of experience: March 2019
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Reviewed February 18, 2019 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
1  Thank ir0nbutterfly365
Reviewed February 3, 2019 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
2  Thank FrancesDecatur
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
1  Thank ukulizzie
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
1  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
Thank tom a
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
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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
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.