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U. S. Grant Home State Historic Site

500 Bouthillier St.

Galena , IL 61036

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U. S. Grant Home Tour

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On the hill overlooking the river and downtown Galena stands the Ulysses S. Grant Home State Historic Site. Built in 1860 for the city clerk Alexander Jackson, thirteen Galena businessmen purchased the house for $2,500 in 1865 and gifted it, fully furnished, to General Grant.

We invite you to take a guided tour of the first floor of the home. This includes the entry hall, parlor, dining room, library, and kitchen, as well as the history of the house and the Grant family. Interpreters will be on hand to answer questions. Photos are allowed.

Tour times are 9:30, 10:30, 11:30, 1:30, 2:30, and 3:30, on Wednesday - Sunday, and reservations must be made prior to entering the home. If you have questions about making your reservation, please call us at 815-777-3310. There is no charge for the tour, but donations are appreciated. An Eventbrite account is not required to secure tickets.

Please report to the front porch of the home (facing Bouthillier Street) 5-10 minutes before your scheduled tour time for check-in. We will allow entry 10 minutes before the tour starts, and the tour will start promptly at its scheduled time. ADA accessible entrance is at the rear of the house.

CURRENT POLICIES:

1. No more than 8 guests will be permitted per tour. This includes adults, children, and infants. Please reserve a ticket for every member of your party. Minors under the age of 16 must be accompanied by an adult.

2. All guests will be required to register, either by making an advance reservation or by registering at the door as they arrive. Walk-up guests will only be permitted if there are unreserved tour spots, and walk-up guests must register before entering the building.

3. All guests will have their temperature checked with a touch-less thermometer before entering the building; guests with a fever will not be permitted to enter. If you are feeling ill or experiencing any COVID-like symptoms, please stay home and reschedule your visit when you are well.

4. A face covering, worn snugly over your nose and mouth, is required for entry to the building, and must be worn at all times while indoors. Guests under the age of 3 are exempt from this requirement.

5. Guests are recommended to use hand sanitizer provided at the entry and exit of the house. Guests will not be permitted to touch any historic furniture, artwork, or other artifacts in the building, regardless of sanitizer use.

6. Guests will be expected to maintain at least a six foot distance from those not in their household.

NEED TO CANCEL OR RESCHEDULE YOUR TOUR TICKETS?

If you need to cancel your tour tickets, please check your Order Confirmation email from Eventbrite. Scroll down to the "Order Summary" section and click on "View and manage" your online order. There will be a cancel button on the page it takes you to. You do not need an Eventbrite account to cancel tickets.

Please cancel your current tour tickets if you cannot make it or if you wish to reserve tickets for a different tour slot. This will allow others the chance to reserve tickets and prevent empty spots on popular tour times.

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U. S. Grant Home State Historic Site

500 Bouthillier St.

Galena , IL 61036

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