U.S. Grant Home

The U.S. Grant Home was the home given to Civil War hero and president Ulysses S. Grant, and was used as his family residence during his campaign and parts of his presidency. Students and scouts can tour the two-story brick structure, including the entry hall, parlor, dining room, library, kitchen, staff room, and five bedrooms, all decorated to reflect life in the mid-1860s. Tours emphasize Grant as a war hero and president, and may be led by costumed interpreters from April through October. Set on 15-acres, groups can also visit the general store, log cabin, a park, and exhibits on Grant and the history of the home. 

Contact Info:
Address: 500 Bouthillier Street, Galena, IL 61036. Jo Daviess County. Tel: 815-777-0248. Web: www.granthome.com. Email: granthome@granthome.com. Hrs: Wed.-Sun. 9AM-4:45PM. 
 
Trip Info:
Grade Level: All grades. Activity Type: Self-Guided Tours, Guided Tours. Recomm. Length of Visit: 30 minutes. Cost: Fee. 
 
 
SUPPORTS CLASSROOM LEARNING IN: Social Studies.
SUPPORTS SCOUT BADGES IN: Social Studies. 

Lesson Plan To Enrich This Class Trip

Historic Site Lesson Plan

While visiting one of the many historical sites around the country, such as Philadelphia’s Independence Hall or Washington D.C.’s National Mall, consider reasons for preserving them. They are historically significant and can be visited, toured, and admired. Students learn about the historical relevance of specific historical sites and the importance of preserving these sites.... Continue