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Elihu B. Washburne House State Historic Site

908 3rd Street, Galena, IL 61036

Historic Sites

The house is a state historic site managed by the Illinois Historic Preservation Agency and tours are given by the International Order of the Questers.

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. 

Tour Length:30 Minutes. Group Reservations Required. Group Rates Available. Open Seasonally.

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  • Mon: Closed
  • Tue: Closed
  • Wed: 9:00am – 4:00pm
  • Thu: 9:00am – 4:00pm
  • Fri: 9:00am – 4:00pm
  • Sat: 9:00am – 4:00pm
  • Sun: 9:00am – 4:00pm

Group Reservations Required Group Rates Available

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