Ulysses S. Grant Home is maintained as a museum and memorial to this Civil War hero and 18th president of the United States. A small group of local citizens purchased the Italianate house, built for a former city clerk, and presented it to Grant in appreciation of his war efforts. In addition to the Grant home, the site includes several mid-19th century houses known as the Grant Home Historic Neighborhood. A guide in period costume will escort you around the house, imparting history about Grant's life during the Civil War, his candidacy for presidency, and his years as president. Many of the artifacts and furnishings on display are the Grant family's accurately restored possessions. Plan your Ulysses S. Grant Home visit and explore what else you can see and do in Galena using our Galena journey planning website .
Ulysses S. Grant Home Reviews
We are a group of four senior women. After visiting the home was suggested by an employee of Wild Birds Unlimited, we decided to go....only to find that it was closed on Tuesday. However, it was open ... more »
The Illinois Park staff tour was interesting and well presented. We recommend this site. Grant's life story and house info was very interesting. more »
Our tour guide was amazing. So much information and quite funny! He made sure we saw the bathtub saying "It's not everyday you get to see where a president has bathed." I highly recommend going and make sure to make a donation. A great day outing. The town itself is worth a drive. History perfectly preserved. Beautiful.
We enjoyed our visit even more than we thought we would! The view of Galena from outside the home is beautiful. Our tour guide Evelyn was knowledgeable and engaging. Well worth the 45 min stop and $5/person suggested donation.
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