Ulysses S. Grant Home State Historic Site

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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


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     500 Bouthillier St
    United States
    Time: Closed: New Year's, Martin Luther King, Jr., Presidents, Veterans, General Election, Thanksgiving, and Christmas Day.
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Place Category: Attractions, Family Friendly, Group Attractions, Historical Sites, and GalenaPlace Tags: Galena, Galena IL, Group-Friendly, Historical Site, Jo Daviess County, Museum, and Wheelchair Accessible