U.S. Grant Historic Sites



To Our Visitors,

It is truly my pleasure to WELCOME YOU to the U.S. Grant Historic Sites. I hope you find this web site informative and useful for your upcoming visit to historic Galena.


President Ulysses S. Grant Home, Congressman Elihu B. Washburne Home, several parks and neighborhood homes near the Grant Home and The Old Market House Welcome Center on Commerce Street are all part of the U.S. Grant Historic Sites. These sites are part of the 58 state-owned historic sites and memorials administered by the Illinois Historic Preservation Agency.


Again, WELCOME to our web site. Our friendly and well informed staff are here waiting your arrival to give you a tour of our sites with the hopes that you will always have fond memories of your visit to Galena.


Terry Miller - Site Manager


The Grant Home is open Wednesday - Sunday from 9:00 a.m. - 4:45 p.m.  Last tour starts at 4:45 p.m.  Winter hours at the Grant Home are 9:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m. November - February.  The Old Market House Welcome Center is open daily from 9:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m. The sites are closed on New Year's, Martin Luther King, Jr., Presidents, Veterans, General Election, Thanksgiving and Christmas Day.  Large group reservations are recommended.

The Washburne House is open every Friday from 10a.m. - 4p.m. May through October.  Guided tours are given by The International Order of Questers, Galena Belles Chapter 1304.