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Elihu B. Washburne House State Historic Site

908 3rd St Galena, Illinois 61036 | 815.777.3310
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Temporarily Closed until further notice.  Elihu B. Washburne was a prominent Galena attorney and later a popular U.S. Congressman (1853-1869), political advisor to Abraham Lincoln and Ulysses S. Grant and ambassador to France (1869-1877). Visit the Library where General Grant received the election night news via telegraph that he was elected as President. The house is a state historic site managed by the Illinois Historic Preservation Agency and tours are given by the International Order of the Questers. 

Tour Length: 30 Minutes
Group Reservations Required Group Rates Available
Wheelchair Accessible
Open seasonally

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