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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  • A small but fascinating historical site. The visitors center and attached museum give a concise picture of Grant's time in St. Louis and the larger context of his career and the major historical... 
    A small but fascinating historical site. The visitors center and attached museum give a concise picture of Grant's time in St. Louis and the larger context of his career and the major historical...  more »
  • Beautiful history! Parking was easy and free. There are timed tours to enter the house, plan ahead. Well informed, well kept. Very economical for families, its free. 
    Beautiful history! Parking was easy and free. There are timed tours to enter the house, plan ahead. Well informed, well kept. Very economical for families, its free.  more »
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  • Surprising - I had expected less and was pleasantly surprised. The historical site is not large but it's very well done. Grant is an under-appreciated figure, and visiting this site filled in some details for me. Very good stop, and highly recommended for both adults and students.
  • We came specifically so that my three year old could fulfill her dream of becoming a NP Junior Ranger (I picked up the Jr Ranger passport book up for her knowing we'd be going to a lot of National Park sites next year). It did not disappoint. The staff was so wonderful. The program is intended for 5+, but they had a scavenger hunt sheet that was perfect for her. We got to talk a lot about history that we hadn't before and she loved seeing the old buildings and items. The site is a great mix of outdoor and indoor, old and very modern. Beautifully maintained. I'm eager to come back when she's older and dive into the more mature history.

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