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Listing No. 9066

c. 1860 Italianate
Galena, IL





Ulysses S. Grant Home State Historic Site

The Italianate structure known as the U. S. Grant Home was built in 1859-60 as a residence by Alexander J. Jackson of Galena. When Ulysses S. Grant returned to the city in 1865 as a Civil War hero, he was presented the house, purchased by a group of prominent local Republicans, including Elihu B. Washburne, as part of the city's celebration. Grant used the home as his official political and voting address, living there with his family during his 1868 presidential campaign, then for a few brief periods during his presidency (1869-1877) and retirement. He visited for the last time in 1880.

Contact Information:

U.S. Grant Historic Sites
P.O. Box 333
Galena, IL. 61036

Phone: 815-777-3310

Website: www.granthome.com

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