Elihu B. Washburne was a prominent Galena attorney and later a popular U.S. Congressman (1853-1869), political advisor to Abraham Lincoln and Ulysses S. Grant and ambassador to France (1869-1877). Visit the Library where General Grant received the election night news via telegraph that he was elected as President. The house is a state historic site managed by the Illinois Historic Preservation Agency and tours are given by the International Order of the Questers. Open Seasonally; May through October; Fridays & Saturdays, 10 a.m. – 1 p.m.
Group Attendee Capacity: 44 People
Tour Length: 30 Minutes
Group Reservations Required
Group Rates Available