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“Historically accurate”

Ulysses S. Grant Home
Ranked #2 of 50 things to do in Galena
Certificate of Excellence
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Owner description: 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.
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The Grant home was a very interesting stop. The cost is a $5.00 donation. We were the only two people on the tour so we had the guide all to ourselves. Almost all of the furnishings in the home are what was there when the Grants lived there. We found that pretty unique. The guide was very knowledgeable and helpful. The tour was about a half hour long.

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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Worth stopping by for the tour. The tour guides were very knowledgeable and interesting. Entire tour was only about a half hour.

Thank Jen C
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

I know very little about Ulysses Grant so we thought we should make a tour or this home in Galena. The home is in itself very authentic and interesting but the senior tour guides were informative and delightful. It is quite small inside and we were there in off season so if you go in the tourist season probably best to go first thing when it opens as you won’t see much of the rooms if you are with a crowd. There is a little room in the cottage out back next to the restrooms that houses a collection of Presidential pets (in miniatures) that is an added plus.

Thank SRG1560
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We toured Grant’s home on a sunny Saturday. Beautiful views of Galena from its spot on the hill. Our tour guide, Chuck, was informative and engaging. Well worth the $5 suggested per person donation. Lots of interesting information about Grant and his wife Julia.

Thank QualityRules50s
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Your was very informative. I would consider this a must see if in Galena. Appropriate for children, inexpensive, great history, not too long, great views.

Thank Tina S
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