U.S. Grant Home

Grant Home

Grant Home [image courtesy VisitGalena.org]

500 Bouthillier St, Galena IL 61036

U.S. Grant left a modest life in Galena in 1861 to rejoin the army. He returned home in 1865 a national hero. His homecoming, Aug 18, 1865, was a grand affair highlighted by the presentation of this house from the citizens of Galena to Grant and his family. Grant left the house when he became president in 1868 and visited occasionally. The home has been restored to its 1868 appearance.

Open Wednesday–Sunday 9 am–4:45 pm. $5/adult.