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Grant Boyhood Home, Georgetown

4.6
#60 of 139 in Historic Sites in Ohio
The Grant Boyhood Home is a historic house museum at 219 East Grant Avenue in Georgetown, Ohio. Built in 1823, it was where United States President and American Civil War General Ulysses S. Grant (1822-85) lived from 1823 until 1839, when he left for the United States Military Academy at West Point. In 1976, the house was listed on the National Register of Historic Places. Nine years later, it was designated a National Historic Landmark. It is now owned by a local nonprofit organization as part of a suite of Grant-related museum properties in Georgetown.
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  • Interesting house and history of Ulysses S Grant of his childhood days. Father's tannery is across the street. Original furnishings, along with many stories and wild tales of the young Grant. Well....  more »
  • Very interesting if you enjoy history. Call before to double check times of opening. Web site is a little unclear on when it is actually open. Visited first of December, they were...  more »
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  • I visited this museum on a brief break from a business conference and it really fulfilled my craving for local history. The caretaker had some really great stories of Grant's childhood in the house, his exploits and his friendships with other interesting local people. The house had been well restored and even had a few pieces of furniture owned by the Grant family even though hey hadn't lived there since Ulysses Grant graduated West Point. The real shocker though was at the end of the tour. The guide opened a door to a small room at the back of the house and inside was a simple little theater with an animatronic young Ulysses Grant! The quality of the movement and materials was reminiscent of Disney - very well done!
  • Visited here on a presidential tour of the local sites. It was quite underwhelming. Tour guide had no idea what she was doing and gave us basically no information. The birthplace was better. If you can only do one go to the birthplace In point pleasant.

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