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Ulysses S. Grant Home State Historic Site

500 Bouthillier St Galena, Illinois 61036 | 815.777.3310
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Tour the home of the United States 18th president, Ulysses S. Grant! 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 handsomely 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.

Suggested donation is $5 per adult and $3 per child.


Hours: Open Wed. thru Sun. Closed Mon. & Tue. Tours run continuously from 9 am until 4:45 pm.  Tour Length: 30 Minutes  Closed on New Year's, Martin Luther King, Jr., Presidents, Veterans, General Election, Thanksgiving, and Christmas Day.

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