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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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  • A fun and educational tour. Knowledgeable docents. Worth the visit. At least one time we arrived at the end of the day. Takes about 30 to 60 minutes. 
  • We enjoyed our guided tour of the Grant home. There are many original artifacts and great details of the Grants. Admission is free but donations welcome. Lovely garden too. 
  • If you love seeing historical homes it is enjoyable look into living in the late 1800's. home and decor. I appreciate that 90% of the furnishings actually belong to the family and the Civil War encamp...  more »