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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. Tour times: 9:30, 10:30, 11:30, 1:30, 2:30, 3:30. Large group reservations are recommended (Note: no reservations are available at this time due to COVID19) Group Tour/Motorcoach Group Attendee Capacity: 44 People (Note: Due to COVID19, tours are currently limited to 10 guests only) Group Tour Length: 30 Minutes Open Year- Round for Groups Wheelchair Accessible  

Hours: Closed: New Year's, Martin Luther King, Jr., Presidents, Veterans, General Election, Thanksgiving, and Christmas Day.