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Ulysses S. Grant National Historic Site

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White Haven
Credit: NPS Photo
Summer Kitchen
Credit: NPS Photo

Ulysses S. Grant was the victorious Civil War general who saved the Union. As 18th president (1869-77), he championed civil rights for African Americans.

Ulysses S. Grant National Historic Site includes the historic house, White Haven, where Grant first met his future wife, Julia Dent. White Haven was her family home. From 1854 to 1859 the Dents, Grants and an enslaved African-American workforce lived on the property.

Free ranger-led tours of the historic house and outbuildings are usually offered every 30 minutes, beginning at 9:30 am.  The last house tour is at 4 pm.

Most visitors who participate in the three main activities (film on the legacy of Grant, historic house tour, museum) should expect to spend between 60 and 120 minutes at the park. Visitors with less time have the option of taking a self-guided walk around the park grounds. Free Junior Ranger activity booklets are available to children.

The site is closed Thanksgiving Day, Christmas Day, and New Year’s Day.

Visit the website for details, schedules and special events.

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7400 Grant Road
St. Louis, MO 63123

Additional Information

Travelers With Disabilities Information
Partially Wheelchair Accessible
Smoking Policy
No Smoking
Activities Within 10 Miles
Biking / Walking Trails
Cost Of Admission
Free Admission
General Interest Info
Gift / Souvenir Shop
Open Year-round
This Facility Is In The National Register Of Historic Places
Group Policy
Advance Contact Requested
Guest Reservations Needed?
Reservations Not Required
Pet Policy
Pets Allowed Outdoors On A Leash
Service Animals Welcome
Suitable For These Age Groups
All Ages