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Elihu B. Washburne House State Historic Site

908 3rd St Galena, Illinois 61036 | 815-777-3310
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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. Open Seasonally; May through October; Fridays & Saturdays, 10 a.m.-1 p.m.

Group Attendee Capacity: 44 People  Tour Length: 30 Minutes Group Reservations Required Group Rates Available Wheelchair Accessible

Hours: May - October, Fridays & Saturdays 10AM - 1PM