• Ulysses S. Grant Home - Galena, Illinois

      grant home
      Photo by Peter Thody
      This five-bedroom home was awarded to General Ulysses S. Grant by the grateful citizens of Galena at the end of the Civil War. The two-story brick building has been decorated to reflect how it would have been from 1865 to 1868 (Grant relocated a larger property 'the White House' in 1869) and includes many furnishings that belonged to the Grant family. Guided tours take you through the parlour, dining room, library and kitchen, then upstairs to the bedrooms.

      If you go:
      Leave time to explore the other historic buildings on this site, including the Long House, a log building from around 1850.


      500 Bouthillier Street
      Galena, Illinois 61036 USA

      Mailing address:
      Galena State Historic Sites
      P.O. Box 333
      Galena, Illinois 61036 USA

      Phone Numbers:

      Visitor Information
      +1 (815) 777-0248

      Galena State Historic Sites
      +1 (815) 777-3310