Sunday, May 21, 2017

The Ulysses S. Grant Home in Galena, Illinois


The Ulysses S. Grant Home in GalenaIllinois is the former home of Ulysses S. Grant, the Civil War general and later 18th President of the United States. The home was designed by William Dennison and constructed in 1859 - 1860. The home was given to Grant by residents of Galena in 1865 as thanks for his war service, and has been maintained as a memorial to Grant since 1904.


U. S. Grant Home
U. S. Grant Home
Located on Bouthillier Street, the U.S. Grant Home State Historic Site is owned by the state of Illinois and managed by the Illinois Historic Preservation Agency as a historic house museum with rooms furnished to represent a mid-1860s appearance. Many of the furnishings belonged to the Grant family. Tours are given by interpreters dressed in period costumes. Information is given about Grant's activities during the Civil War up through his presidency. An adjacent building houses exhibits about Grant and the history of the home.
The Grant Home was designated a National Historic Landmark on December 19, 1960 and added to the National Register of Historic Places on October 15, 1966, upon that program's inception. The Grant House also lies within the Galena Historic District, designated in 1969. The district has more than 1,000 contributing properties.

Julia Grant Statue
Julia Grant Statue
Julia Grant Statue



Julia Grant Timeline
A statue of First Lady Julia Grant was placed on the grounds of the Grant Home and dedicated in 2006.

The docents gave a very nice tour of the house.


Grant, Lincoln
Parlor

U. S. Grant

Grant's Cigars







Dinning Room
Julia Grant

Table Setting in Dinning Room

Frederick Grant's Room
Frederick Grant Timeline


Frederick Grant as a West Point Cadet

Nellie Grant's Room
Nellie Grant's Room


Nellie Grant Timeline

Nellie Grant's Room
Jesse Grant's Room


Jesse Grant Timeline



Grant House Kitchen
Grant House Kitchen

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