General Grant's Home and its collection

General Grant's Home

The Ulysses S. Grant Home in Galena, Illinois, is a significant historical site as it was the residence of Ulysses S. Grant, a notable Civil War general and the 18th president of the United States. This home provides a glimpse into the life and times of this influential figure, offering visitors a unique opportunity to learn about American history.

Architectural Style of the Ulysses S. Grant Home

The Ulysses S. Grant Home was designed by William Dennison and constructed between 1859 and 1860. The house was built in the Italianate style, characterized by well-defined rectangular shapes, a roof with a low pitch, balustraded balconies extending out over covered porches, and projecting eaves. This architectural style adds to the historical charm of the home.

Inside the Ulysses S. Grant Home

The U.S. Grant Home State Historic Site is managed by the Illinois Historic Preservation Agency. The rooms are furnished to represent a mid-1860s appearance, with many of the furnishings belonging to the Grant family. This allows visitors to get a sense of the period and the lifestyle of the Grant family during that time.

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History & Anthropology  History & Anthropology

General Grant's Home
Bouthillier Street 500
IL 61036 Galena

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Opening hours

Monday Closed
Tuesday Closed
9:00 – 16:45
9:00 – 16:45
9:00 – 16:45
9:00 – 16:45
9:00 – 16:45




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Bouthillier Street 500, Galena

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