Tag: President Grant

  • Ulysses S. Grant Home State Historic Site

    This Italianate home was presented to U.S. Grant in 1865 and opened to the public in 1904. Furnishings original. Nearby, Julia Grant’s statue was dedicated on August 12, 2006. Group Tour/Motorcoach Group Attendee Capacity: 44 People Group Tour Length: 30 Minutes Group Reservations Required Open Year-Round for Groups Wheelchair Accessible

  • Elihu B. Washburne House State Historic Site

    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 read more

  • Aldrich Guest House

    Walk the floors shared by Lincoln and Grant in this 1845 home. Stroll the gardens where Grant trained his troops. Relax in the screened porch or in the cozy parlor. Number of Rooms: 5 Rate Range: $99-$150 Amenities In-Room Fireplace Non-Smoking Rooms Wi-Fi Private Bath Full Breakfast

  • Galena Trolley Tours

    Travel through the historic area viewing panoramas from the bluffs Historic narrated trolley tours offered hourly or by group reservation. Choose from a one-hour non-stop tour of Galena’s Historic district or a two and a half tour of homes including admissions to the US Grant Home, Belvedere Mansion and the read more

  • Grant Park

    Reserve the gazebo, pavilion, pergola or fountain for your vows or event. Capture the heart of Galena as your backdrop.

  • Galena & U.S. Grant Museum

    The Museum is located in an 1858 Italianate mansion built as a private residence by Galena merchant Daniel Barrows and was sold in 1922 to the International Order of the Odd Fellows to be converted into a lodge/community building. The Museum features over 6,000 square feet of exhibit space on read more

  • Tri-State Trolley

    Galena’s only ADA-compliant and climate-controlled trolley service offering daily narrated tours. Open Seasonally; May – October. Purchase your official Historical City Tour ticket at the Gateway to Historical Society Store on Historic Main Street Galena. Unique transportation for special events year-round, including weddings/private tours. Call 800-779-4869 for details. Seasonal: May read more