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Ulysses S. Grant Home

500 Bouthillier St, Galena, IL 61036-2704
+1 815-777-3310
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Galena's No. 1 tourist attraction

There is plenty to see and do while visiting historic Galena, Illinois, but the No. 1 attraction of... read more

Reviewed 3 days ago
Taylor B
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Chicago, Illinois
Great Visit

Stop in and go back in time to see where the General and his family lived for a short time... read more

Reviewed 4 days ago
chefpeppy
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This Italianate-style brick house, with original furnishings, looks very much as it did in 1865 when a group of townspeople presented it as a gift to Ulysses S. Grant on his victorious return from the Civil War.
  • Excellent62%
  • Very good29%
  • Average7%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
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500 Bouthillier St, Galena, IL 61036-2704
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Reviewed 3 days ago

There is plenty to see and do while visiting historic Galena, Illinois, but the No. 1 attraction of all is Ulysses S. Grant's Home. Located at 500 Bouthillier Street, atop a hill across the river from downtown Galena, the house was presented to Grant and...More

Thank Taylor B
Reviewed 4 days ago

Stop in and go back in time to see where the General and his family lived for a short time. Authentic furniture and the tour guides are wonderful.

Thank chefpeppy
Reviewed 5 days ago

Grant's family left everything in place so you see his authentic furniture and belongings. The General, himself, was there in full character to regale us with his history.

Thank jwyblf
Reviewed 6 days ago

We arrived too late to do an actual home tour, but walked around the grounds. Looks to be well kept and the grounds are nicely kept. Beautiful view of the town from here.

Thank Gma4198
Reviewed 1 week ago

While spending the weekend in Galena my husband and I visited the Grant home. It was a nice tour that receives donations. The grounds are nice to walk and take pictures. It's simple, yet nice. We visited the whole place in about an hour. It...More

Thank Annie T
Reviewed 1 week ago

Tours are free - frequent. We learned a lot and really enjoyed it. Several unique stories to Grant's life.

Thank Melkmom
Reviewed 1 week ago

We visited Galena last week for a few days and decided to visit the Grant house following a recommendation. It was great value for money with no cost other than a suggested donation of $5 per adult. We enjoyed seeing where Grant lived and learn...More

Thank marie_derry
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Nice museum with lots of historic pieces from Grant's time there. My kids loved the White House pets exhibit! Nice views and learn history about Grant and Galena.

Thank Emily_Jane_144
Reviewed 1 week ago

What a treasure to have this home open for tours. We thoroughly enjoyed seeing a backstage glimpse into Grant's life and a piece of American history. There is no admission fee, but donations are welcomed. The guides were very knowledgeable and welcomed our questions.

Thank Beth M
Reviewed 1 week ago

The tour of the Grant home was very interesting. The tour guide made the Grant family sound very real. This time period was a pivotal time in our American history. I totally enjoyed the entire experience and would highly recommend this as a "must see".

Thank Linnea S
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Jette C
12 August 2017|
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Response from bigcountry1991 | Reviewed this property |
We went in the morning at 10 am it was about an hour
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skimlatte
20 March 2017|
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Response from Suedrs | Reviewed this property |
There are a number of steps from the street below. There is a very small parking lot next to the building next door or you could go s drop off. The stairs inside the house to the second floor are narrow and slightly steep... More
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Sherri M
24 March 2016|
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Response from AdvoChampion | Reviewed this property |
Donations...but may as well be a charge as you could get some stink eye for not throwing anything in the pot.
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