The more you learn about great men the more you like to follow them. This place is perfect for you to know a lot more about Ulysses S. Grant, his family, and his lifestyle. This place will have a profound effect on you as you walk through the house.
The Galena & U.S. Grant Museum
Start your tour by experiencing Ulysses S Grant working life at the leather shop in Galena & U.S. Grant Museum. This museum is located at a distance of a mile from the Ulysses S. Grant Home. You will be amazed to know that the museum has restored from the tiniest of Grant’s things to the grandeur ones. From his cigar butts to 3-D holograms, to his original items to a lot of things related to his early history.
Interesting display of the past
Make sure to examine things with careful attention as you explore Grant’s house and the museum. You will be jubilant with the detailing and the restoration. One thing that will catch your attention of the American treasure is the famous Thomas Nast’s painting from 1895. The huge peace and union picture that 9 feet tall and 12 feet wide along with the flag that the Galena soldiers proudly raised after capturing Vicksburg will give you goose bumps.
This place is managed and maintained by the Illinois Historic Preservation Agency as the U.S. Grant Home State Historic Site.
Ulysses S. Grant Home is listed on the National Register of Historic Places.
The museum throws a grant party every year before the weekend of April 27th (Grant’s Birthday). They organize fun activities for kids, battle reenactments, and an old-time pie auction. You can come here during this time and enjoy the joyful moments.
What to expect:
Ulysses S. Grant Home is open from Wednesday to Sunday from 9 am to 4.45 am. There is no charge for admission for the tour but you can donate as per your wish. It will take from 1 to 2 hours to cover the whole campus. Make sure to be reach here 10 minutes before your scheduled time for this place.
Plan your visit:
As this place is now open after the Covid 19 pandemic, please follow the guidelines as mentioned on the Ulysses S. Grant Home website. You can book a reservation for up to 8 people per tour including adults and children from the eventribe.com website. Please carry your mask and maintain six feet of social distancing as per the Covid 19 guidelines.