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Ulysses S. Grant Home, Galena

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Ulysses S. Grant Home is maintained as a museum and memorial to this Civil War hero and 18th president of the United States. A small group of local citizens purchased the Italianate house, built for a former city clerk, and presented it to Grant in appreciation of his war efforts. In addition to the Grant home, the site includes several mid-19th century houses known as the Grant Home Historic Neighborhood. A guide in period costume will escort you around the house, imparting history about Grant's life during the Civil War, his candidacy for presidency, and his years as president. Many of the artifacts and furnishings on display are the Grant family's accurately restored possessions. Plan your Ulysses S. Grant Home visit and explore what else you can see and do in Galena using our Galena journey planning website .
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  • This home is well worth the visit. The home is almost literally just as it was when President Grant lived there. We have gotten so used to visiting homes of that era furnished with "Period" furnishing...  more »
  • Anybody interested in American History should visit here. Very well preserved with all original pieces. Very knowledgeable tour guides. Outdoors is beautiful and offers a spectacular vista of Galena.  more »
  • Loved it... had no idea Grant had such an Illinois connection. Amazing home and grounds. The guides are well informed.  more »
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  • Easy to find with parking on street as well as a lot across from it. Donation accepted for the tour. Tour is about 20 minutes. They pack a lot if information in that time. The house is beautiful with period pieces. Amazing to learn all of these facts about Grant. If you enjoy history, you will enjoy this tour.
  • Always enjoy visiting historic sites. This home is interesting and the tour guide was informative. Pictures are allowed. Make sure to walk the grounds too.
  • Tour was great, our guide was friendly and knowledgeable, and the view from Grant's home was wonderful. Great majority of the items in the home are Grant's original stuff.
  • Mid 1800's history is well-preserved in fully furnished house museum. Self-guided tour has explanatory placards, but guided tour was even more interesting and fun.
  • We took the trolley tour and we'll worth the money

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