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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. Work out when and for how long to visit Ulysses S. Grant Home and other Galena attractions using our handy Galena holiday planner.
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  • We enjoyed our visit to Grants home. This was our second visit to this fine home. The last time we were here was many years ago. The house is a wonderful historic slice of life back then and well wort...  more »
  • Beautiful home full of history. U.S. Grant and his family lived in this home after the war. It is beautifully taken care of and full of artifacts from the Grants time here.  more »
  • The tour guide gave excellent background and was knowledgeable in answering questions. Parking was easy and the grounds were well kept.  more »
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  • 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.
  • Awesome place they don't have any of the buildings open for some reason but very well preserved and taken care of.
  • Great place, calm and quiet, great view to the rest of Galena. Maintained well and explained well by the staff.
  • If you ever come to Galena you have to go see the US Grant Home. It has a lot of history and you learn so much. They are so informative and bring you back in time which is really nice to see.
  • Nice place if interested in Civil War and early americana