Elihu B. Washburne House State Historic Site

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    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; 10 a.m. – 4 p.m.

    Group Attendee Capacity: 44 People 
    Tour Length: 30 Minutes
    Group Reservations Required
    Group Rates Available
    Wheelchair Accessible

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     908 3rd St
    Galena
    Illinois
    United States
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Place Category: Attractions, Family Friendly, Group Attractions, Historical Sites, and GalenaPlace Tags: Galena, Galena IL, Group-Friendly, Historical Site, Jo Daviess County, and Wheelchair Accessible