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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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  • Galena’s Main Street is ½ mile of antique stores, boutique shops, galleries, and restaurants. More importantly, you will not find any big-box retailers or chain restaurants. Main Street looks very sim...  more »
  • We happened to go to the Grant Home a week before the presidential election so it was a timely visit. The house is very well preserved and there are many artifacts from Grant and his family housed the...  more »
  • Excellent museum for all ages...lots of inter-active displays, excellent historical data & artifacts. Small but cute bookstore...lots of variety for purchasing souvenirs.