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Ulysses S. Grant Home

500 Bouthillier St, Galena, IL 61036-2704
+1 815-777-3310
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Enjoyed the tour

I was here in 1994 and it's changed outside significantly. There's a nice park with Julia Grant's... read more

Reviewed 2 days ago
Galesburg, Illinois
via mobile
Nice Visit, Short Enough for Kids

The tour of the home takes about fifteen minutes--short enough to keep even restless children... read more

Reviewed 4 days ago
Iowa City, Iowa
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500 Bouthillier St, Galena, IL 61036-2704
+1 815-777-3310
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Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

I was here in 1994 and it's changed outside significantly. There's a nice park with Julia Grant's statue. The statue is a little unusual as it makes her look as wide as she was tall. A bit of a cartoon rendition but the thought was...More

Thank MeryMeCo
Reviewed 4 days ago

The tour of the home takes about fifteen minutes--short enough to keep even restless children engaged. Each of the rooms has a lot of stuff to see, and the guides do a good job of pointing things out in a fun way (even if you...More

Thank ToddfromIowa
Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

Great mix of guided and self-guided tour. The tour guide was very knowledgeable but the tour was dry

Thank Jenni R
Reviewed 5 days ago

We visited the Grant Home during our visit to Galena, Il. The tour guides do a great job sharing the unique history of the house and interesting facts about President Grant and his family. Most of the furnishings are original to the home.

Thank aamartin11
Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

It is always a delight to visit the Grant house and learn from the excellent docents that work there.

Thank Melinda P
Reviewed 1 week ago

The employees provided a book with pictures and information that was located in the upstairs of the grant house for those who were unable to climb the stairs.

Thank Ashley R
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Tours run continuously about every 5 minutes. Staff is very knowledgeable about the life of the General and family history. Exhibits are well displayed and site home sits on is scenic.

Thank tjomf
Reviewed 1 week ago

Lovely home with many of the original furnishings. The docent provided many details of Grant's time in Galena. Recommend taking the time to see this home.

Thank David B
Reviewed 1 week ago

Our guide was great! She was very knowledgeable & eager to answer questions. Definitely would recommend!!

Thank Geanean C
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We learn so much from this Grant home tour. The tour is not very long, and the interesting stories were told. I think every one will like it. This house was a gift to Grant from local eight business people, which I believe it would...More

Thank Ann H
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I'm thinking of taking my 91-year-old mother to Galena for a few days. She is healthy and does get around okay, but I saw the photo with all of the stairs to the Grant home and I don't think she can do all of those stairs. Is there another entrance into the building that you saw?
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
Sherri M
Is there a charge for this?
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.
Is the museum wheelchair accessible?
16 October 2015|
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Response from Edwin A | Reviewed this property |
Wheelchair accessibility is only on the ground floor. The second floor is accessed by narrow stairs only.