Ulysses S. Grant National Historical Site, Saint Louis

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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 Ulysses' wife, Julia Dent Grant.

White Haven was an 850-acre plantation worked by enslaved people; Grant supervised their forced labor from 1854 to 1859.
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  • This was a very interesting tour. My son and I had some extra time to spend in St. Louis and decided to visit. I am so glad we did. Make sure to watch the 20 minute video and take the guided tour.....  more »
  • Learned some more about Grant and the history of the area. We were able to tour the house and get since additional info about the farm and Grant's family etc.  more »
  • 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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