Ulysses S. Grant National Historical Site, Saint Louis

Ulysses S. Grant is known as the victorious Civil War general who saved the Union and the 18th President of the United States. Few people know about his rise to fame or his personal life. He first met Julia Dent, his future wife, at her family home, named White Haven. Today, that home commemorates their lives and loving partnership against the turbulent backdrop of the nineteenth century.

The National Park Service preserves and interprets White Haven and tells the story of Ulysses and Julia Grant, the events surrounding the Civil War and Reconstruction, and all the people -- free and enslaved -- who called White Haven home.

Our 9.6-acre park includes the original 1816 home, three historic outbuildings, an interpretive museum housed in Grant's historic stable, and a modern visitor center featuring an introductory film.

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  • I am am a student of history. Completely amateur. This is a great place to go esp. if you are interested in the time around the Civil War. Be sure and take the tour for insight into daily life. Wear c...  more »
  • Great place to understand and discover the American history and the presidents who had active participation in the Civil War
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  • Very friendly and helpful staff. We did not do the tour (free) because we could not stay long, but we very much enjoyed the movie (about 20 minutes) and museum of Grant's personal and professional life. The grounds are beautiful with well paved paths. Welcome center and gift shop are very nice new buildings. Restrooms are large and spotlessly clean. I wish we had more time to spend here - it was great! Highly recommend.
  • I didn't go into the house or museum because I had my dogs with me. However we were able to walk the path and go into several of the out buildings. The ranger was friendly and helpful. If your on Grants Trail it's a nice little break from the path to wander through the site! Will definitely step in again and go back without my girls to go into the museum and house.

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