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.
Large group reservations are recommended.
Group Attendee Capacity: 44 People
Group Tour Length: 30 Minutes
Open Year- Round for Groups
500 Bouthillier St
United StatesTime: Mar. - Oct., Wed. - Sun., 9 a.m. - 4:45 p.m. Nov. - Feb., Wed. - Sun., 9 a.m. - 4 p.m. The home is closed on the following holidays: New Year's, Martin Luther King, Jr., Presidents, Veterans, General Election, Thanksgiving, and Christmas Day.Phone: 815.777.3310