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U.S. Grant guest House

Winter Special
Through February
$250 nightly rate

Here is what folks are saying this review from a verified customer:

"Beyond the beauty and history of the house itself, the hosts are the kindest and most thoughtful we've encountered. They went out of their way to make the experience memorable and we're deeply appreciative. We recommend The Grant House highly."  Stephen

This Ulysses S. Grant, Pre-Civil war home has been fully restored to its original 1860's time period. From this Galena, Illinois home, Captain Grant left his wife, Julia and their 4 children in service to his country. At the call of duty, he did not falter. He would go on after securing a victory for the Union to further serve the country in a variety of appointments and then as the 18th president of the United States of America.
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The House

Browse through the library stocked with period books, civil war books and memorabilia including a civil war issue sword and a set of books from Grant's personal library. An original 1870's oil portrait of President Grant hangs above the library desk and 4 civil war photos and an 1869 drawing of Grant leaving this home for the Civil War adorn the entry hall leading to the library. 
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Whole House Rental

The house has been furnished with a convincing blend of period furniture and discretely disguised modern conveniences.

There are three bedrooms furnished with 3 adjustable queen beds and one queen size pull down wall bed, two full baths, parlor, library, dining room, full kitchen, butler's pantry (small kitchenette), outside patio and grill, and off-street private parking. It is just a short two block walk to the historic downtown.

Enjoy visiting historic Galena by staying in the home of one of America's most beloved Presidents.
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Explore Galena, Illinois

In Galena, you can experience a small-town atmosphere, while taking part in a variety of diverse activities. Galena's picturesque Historic District features over 200 unique boutiques, shops, and restaurants. For the outdoor enthusiast there are golf courses, walking trails, horseback trail riding, kayaking and tubing, even a canopy zipline tour and in the winter enjoy snow skiing at nearby ski areas. These are only a fraction of the fun activities that Galena has to offer.

Best Restaurants in Galena, IL

You can't plan a vacation without knowing if your destination has good eats! Thankfully, Galena has a ton of restaurants to choose from that you should find satisfying.

The Guest House is close to several fan favorites, including Dirty Gurt's, the The Log Cabin, and Vinny Vanucchi's.

Read more about them here!

about the Guest House

Do you want to learn more about this beautiful building?

Take a look at this mini-biography about the former president Ulysses S. Grant and his beautiful home. We hope you come away from this Guest House having learned more and relaxed a lot.

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121 South High St
Galena, Illinois, 61036