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Georgetown Attractions: Things to do in Georgetown
"I knew that there was a Grant historical site in the area and decided to go see it. I was a bit disappointed at first when I arrived because it was a Tuesday and I saw the sign on the door said that the home was open Wednesdays through Sundays. However, there was a number to call for a Bed and Bre..."akfast down the street to get a tour "by chance." The lady who answered the phone graciously came over and gave me a private tour of the home. The cost for the tour was only $3, and well worth it. The home is not big, but there are a number of artifacts from Ulysses S. Grant (who actually lived in this house from age 1 to age 17 when his name was officially Hiram Ulysses Grant)--the longest time he spent living in any place in his lifetime. A few blocks away is also the Schoolhouse where Grant attended as a boy, but the lady who graciously opened the home and gave me the tour on her day off needed to be somewhere else and couldn't give me a tour of the schoolhouse. It's at the schoolhou...
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"Recently visited the boyhood home of President Grant.
I had a friend from out-of-state visiting who happened to be a retired history teacher so my goal was to provide him with impressive southern Ohio history experiences.
He had requested a visit to Georgetown for a tour of Grants home. I. ..."of course. obliged.
The newly renovated home showcased many of Grant`s actual furnishes including his cradle, his mother`s chair along with many others.
An animated teenage Grant gave accounts of his childhood days that children and adults will find both informative while being entertained.
The local tour guide was quite knowledgeable and full of excitement. My friend was quite pleased with the tour.
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