Ulysses S. Grant Home State Historic Site

500 Bouthillier Street, Galena IL 61036 | 815-777-3310
The Great River Road in Illinois

In 1865, When General Ulysses S. Grant returned to Galena as a Civil War hero, he was presented this furnished, Italianate home as a gift. It was restored to its 1868 appearance and contains many of the Grant family’s original furnishing, including Grant’s favorite chair. Today, interpreter lead tours focus on Grant as a victorious war hero, a candidate, and as the 18th President of the United States.


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