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Old Market House State Historic Site
123 N. Commerce St.
Galena, IL 61036
9a.m. – 5p.m. Daily

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Ulysses S. Grant Home State Historic Site

500 Bouthillier St.
Galena IL 61036
Local: 815.777.3310
Fax: 815.777.3310

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Handicap Accessible: Yes


On Aug. 18, 1865, Galena celebrated the return of its Civil War hero Gen. Ulysses S. Grant. Following a jubilant procession with much flag waving and speeches, a group of Galena citizens presented the General with a handsome furnished house on Bouthillier Street.

It was opened to the public in 1904. Furnishings are original. The house is now managed by the Illinois Historic Preservation Agency as the U.S. Grant Home State Historic Site.

-March-Oct., Wed.-Sun., 9 a.m.- 4:45 p.m.
-Nov.-Feb., Wed.-Sun., 9 a.m.-4 p.m.
Large group reservations are recommended.

-Galena & U.S. Grant Museum.
-Main Street Walking Tour with General Grant.
-Elihu B. Washburne House State Historic Site.
-Gateway to History.
-The Old Market House State Historic Site.