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“Experiencing History”

Ulysses S. Grant Home
Ranked #3 of 45 things to do in Galena
Certificate of Excellence
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Owner description: 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.
Sioux City, Iowa
Level 1 Contributor
4 reviews
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“Experiencing History”
Reviewed November 30, 2012

We enjoyed touring the Ulysses S. Grant Home because you were able to have a half guided, half self tour through the home. Our tour guide was very knowledgeable about the home, the President, his family and the time period. Overall, we enjoyed learning more about him.

Visited November 2012
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Menomonee Falls, Wisconsin, United States
Level 2 Contributor
7 reviews
5 attraction reviews
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“Loved it”
Reviewed November 27, 2012

we don't usually do the sight seeing thing... but these people love their job and it shows when they are telling the history of the house.

Visited October 2012
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Rhinelander, Wisconsin
Level 4 Contributor
37 reviews
4 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
“Interesting Site”
Reviewed November 22, 2012

Interesting site with informative guide. The grounds offer a wonderful vista of Galena - a memorable visit and well worth taking the time to visit.

Visited November 2012
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Rockford, Illinois
Level 2 Contributor
7 reviews
3 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
“Must See Historical Site”
Reviewed November 11, 2012

Although the home is nothing like the mansions you can see in town, it is a must see stop for anyone is is interesting in history.

Visited November 2012
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Glenview, Illinois
Level 3 Contributor
17 reviews
9 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
“Nice place to learn about history”
Reviewed November 8, 2012

My husband is a history major so he loved it. I thought that it was very interesting as it brought history to life. Staff very knowledgeable and friendly

Visited November 2012
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