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Ulysses S. Grant Home

500 Bouthillier St, Galena, IL 61036-2704
+1 815-777-3310
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Very nicely kept historic home. Good tour.

The price is a $5.00 donation that everyone should pay. Great views. I liked seeing everything in... read more

Reviewed yesterday
Naperville, Illinois
An excellent place to visit

General Grant served his country as a Union Army leader during Civil War and later as President... read more

Reviewed 3 days ago
James S
Manhattan, Kansas, United States
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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.
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  • Average7%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
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500 Bouthillier St, Galena, IL 61036-2704
+1 815-777-3310
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Reviewed yesterday

The price is a $5.00 donation that everyone should pay. Great views. I liked seeing everything in the home and the stories behind it. Great taste of history there.

Thank gqrochi
Reviewed 3 days ago

General Grant served his country as a Union Army leader during Civil War and later as President. This mansion was his home following the Civil War. Today it is a memorial and is very well cared for. The guides are very helpful and knowledgeable. It...More

Thank James S
Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

Well kept and 90% original furnishings just as Grant left it. Well worth the visit to see how his family lived in the 19th century.

Thank Quinnscommentary
Reviewed 6 days ago

This is a very interesting opportunity for some to visit the home of an American president and a great American general. The whole thing brings history alive and close to home. Excellent educational opportunity for families with children of all ages.

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Reviewed 1 week ago

We so enjoyed touring this well restored home of one of our great presidents. Tour guides are well versed and very helpful and interesting.

Thank set2go52
Reviewed 1 week ago

We were greeted by a docent outside the home. Our guide was pleasant and very knowledgable. She gave very interesting accounts of President Grant and his family. Our 16 yr. old granddaughter really enjoyed this tour as did we.

Thank Patty H
Reviewed 1 week ago

Our tour was conducted by a friendly woman for just the two of us as it was late in the day. A number of historical items about the president and wife and kids. A beautiful setting on the hill. As far as the home most...More

Thank Saturday8
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Had extra time in the morning before heading out of town. After stopping at Grant Park, we were ready for opening at 9am. We were so glad we included this stop. Our tour guide of the first floor was very good. Great facts about Grant,...More

Thank ReneeCarlson
Reviewed 1 week ago

Quick tour for suggested donation and they have postcards available at the end of the tour. First part of tour with guide very interesting and then posted signs for self guided tour upstairs and then guide at end of tour.

Thank loriandgerald
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Good place to stop for history, the tour was quick and inexpensive. Good view overlooking town. Was not very crowded (early March).

Thank Bret R
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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
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
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.