Ulysses S. Grant Room

Ulysses S. Grant Room

Ulysses S. Grant, 18th President of the United States, was born in the small Ohio River town of Point Pleasant, Ohio. While he was still an infant his family moved to Georgetown, Ohio. Shortly before his death in 1885 Grant completed his memoirs, which were published by Samuel Clemens, “Mark Twain,” who also has a guest room named after him in the Golden Lamb.

In it Grant tells how before going to West Point in the spring of 1839 at the age of 17, he “was the best traveled boy in Georgetown.” He told how he had gone to Louisville, Wheeling and the Cleveland area and had “driven or ridden pretty much over the whole country within fifty miles of home.” That area would have included Lebanon, Ohio, which was one the largest towns in the state in the 1820s and 1830s. It was during this time period Grant first visited The Golden Lamb.

The Ulysses S. Grant Room is on our second floor and has a custom double bed, sitting area, desk, and newly renovated private bathroom.