Ulysses S. Grant National Historical Site, Saint Louis

Ulysses S. Grant National Historic Site is a 9.65-acre (3.91 ha) United States National Historic Site located 10 miles (16 km) southwest of Downtown St. Louis, Missouri within the municipality of Grantwood Village. The site, also known as White Haven, commemorates the life, military career, and Presidency of Ulysses S. Grant. Five historic structures are preserved at the site including the childhood home of Julia Dent Grant, wife of Ulysses S. Grant.


White Haven was a plantation worked by slaves at the time Grant was married to his wife in 1848 and remained so until the end of the American Civil War.
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  • The grounds are interesting to walk around. Lots of placards and kiosks to read. The carriage house museum tackles the controversies around Grant and shows his multi dimensional place in history.  more »
  • So awesome to actually walk where the great General and his family once lived. It gave me a good understanding as to just how this shaped Grant. Missouri was a slave holding state and his wife's...  more »
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  • White Haven was nicely re-stored. There is a museum but not many artifacts, mostly pictures. The park guide, Shaun Williams, very forth coming about a career as a guide when I asked him. Gift shop is small but a lot of goodies. This was my second time there and I enjoyed it has much as the first time.
  • Really enjoyed this site. Beautiful views and buildings that are amazingly well restored. Nice clean pathways, a visitor center and museum. Staff were friendly , informative and quite a bit to see on thr tour. Lots of good interactive videos and exhibits for the kids. My teens and 5 year old all enjoyed the visit. Site is free but donations are always a good thing.

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