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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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  • Was a beautiful home the tour was amazing never knew some of the stuff to tour guide showed us 3D show is also great  more »
  • We love to visit Galena, being from mostly flat corn country Illinois, just the drive to the northwest corner of our State is amazing ! The rolling hills, ridges, and scenic views of farms and fields ...  more »
  • Wonderfully restored home. Many pieces original. The docents were very informative and interesting. Highly recommended  more »
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  • 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
  • Petty interesting visiting president Grants home it's located in one of the more attractive parts of Illinois. Also downtown Galena is not a bad place to spend some time looking around.
  • On my way from Chicago to Chippewa Falls indirectly via the Mississippi. Stopped by at the Grant Home and enjoyed a great couple of hours of American history.