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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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  • Being the president elected following Lincoln’s assassination, I really knew very little about him and his life. I learned of his important role in the civil war and of his family being absolutely opp...  more »
  • Had a great time on our tour and seeing Grant's home. We stopped by before heading into town and so glad we did! Great view of Galena! Thank you to all the tour guides for sharing a piece of history w...  more »
  • Loved it! If you are interested in staged historical type of museum, this is the place. Our tour guide was very knowledgeable, and was very pleasant to listen to. All the room were perfectly preserved...  more »
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  • I was pleasantly surprised to find this history time capsule right in the middle of sleepy Galena, Illinois. The house tour is a must when traveling through the area if you are a history buff or looking for something different to do during your stay. The tour guides were very knowledgeable about General Grant's life both in the military and during his time as our 18th President of the United States. Moreover, they all have a wealth of knowledge about the city of Galena its history and the surrounding area. Although there is no admission fee, they do accept donations to support the upkeeping of the place. AP Score: Must visit!
  • Wonderful tour! Amazing View! Charming Down Town. Worth a road trip.
  • The staff was beyond awesome, we visited on Saturday, January 27th 2018 near closing time, they were beyond friendly, accommodating, knowledgeable and just wonderful hosts. The house is beautiful, the furniture and memorabilia is spectacular, and the view of Galena from outside is breathtaking!!!
  • Wonderful place to visit and the Docents very knowledgeable. So enjoiyed the trip
  • Captain Grant lived in Galena prior to the Civil War. He left from Galena to fight in the Civil War and returned to Galena as a General. The citizens of Galena gave the Grant family a house. General Grant lived in this when he was elected President. He returned back to this house as Past President Grant. The guides provide you with a lot of information about the Grant family. The furniture is original period furniture but some of it was not owned by the Grant family. They took their furniture with them to New York when they made their final move before Grant's death. Great tour if you are in the area you will learn alot in 30 minutes.
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