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Ulysses S. Grant Home

500 Bouthillier St, Galena, IL 61036-2704
+1 815-777-3310
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General Grants Home!! Is there anything else to add?

I am an amateur historian and taking the tour of President Grants home was a treat. The home feels... read more

Reviewed 2 days ago
Columbus, Wisconsin
Worth the visit

We were promptly greeted by a very informed and informative guide who toured us through the lower... 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.
  • Excellent63%
  • Very good29%
  • Average6%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
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500 Bouthillier St, Galena, IL 61036-2704
+1 815-777-3310
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Reviewed 2 days ago

I am an amateur historian and taking the tour of President Grants home was a treat. The home feels like it is the 1860's. The tour guide did a wonderful job detailing the history of the Grants in Galena. Beautiful Home.

Thank UWPPioneer
Reviewed 2 days ago

We were promptly greeted by a very informed and informative guide who toured us through the lower level of the home. Although the sign outside stated admission as $5, he allowed a donation of your choice to be discretely made. The home and history certainly...More

Thank Janet R
Reviewed 3 days ago

It is not a big house and the tour goes by fast. The tour guides make it a great experience! Ours was extremely knowledgeable about the Grants and told us so many great facts about the house and the Grants. The suggested donation was $5...More

Thank Karl R
Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

It was very intriguing to see a lot of the original furnishings and understand the story behind the life of Ulysses S. Grant. It was raining yesterday so this made a perfect rainy day field trip. Definitely worth a visit.

1  Thank Sherman R
Reviewed 6 days ago

A great piece of American history. The $10 donation is well worth the money. They have gone to great lengths to ensure the house is in original condition.

Thank Raymond C
Reviewed 1 week ago

The home of the 18th U.S. president overlooks Route 20 to the south and downtown Galena to the west. It's smallish for a mansion but extremely well preserved, as are it's furnishings, most of which are original. The volunteer staff are very well versed on...More

Thank Bill D
Reviewed 1 week ago

My husband and I arrived in Galena on a rainy Friday and decided to stop by the Grant home on the way to our hotel. Our tour was only us and another group of three. I suspect that the tours would be much busier on...More

Thank treedeboer
Reviewed 1 week ago

The Grant Home is a short walk from Jail Hill Inn, well worth it and to see the statue of Mrs. Grant!

Thank susanmh114
Reviewed 1 week ago

The Ulysses S. Grant Home is located just east of downtown Galena, Illinois and the Galena River on Bouthillier Street. Galena is a small town in Northern Illinois and is located about 162 miles west of Chicago and about 110 miles east of Waterloo, Iowa....More

1  Thank rockyjoe
Reviewed 1 week ago

This is a wonderful museum full of the original furnishing from when the Grant's lived here. They give guide tour that last almost an hour & it is excellent. Do not miss this.

Thank skyhawk13
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Jette C
12 August 2017|
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Response from bigcountry1991 | Reviewed this property |
We went in the morning at 10 am it was about an hour
20 March 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
24 March 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.