Grant Boyhood Home & Schoolhouse are 5 blocks apart; the home is at 219 E. Grant Ave. and the school is just s. at 508 S. Water St. Grant, commander of the Union armies 1864-65 and later the 18th president of the United States, moved into this house when he was a year old in 1823 and lived here until 1839. He lived here longer than he did at any other place. An animatronic figure representing a 15-year-old Grant relays childhood stories. The nearby 1829 schoolhouse was a subscription school Grant attended as a boy.
Both buildings have been restored and contain some family items as well as other period artifacts.