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 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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  • I love stopping at these national parks in different cities. It is free to go through. The staff was very nice and it was neat to see how us grant lived and thought before his time as a general...  more »
  • I don't miss a NPS site if I'm in the area. I chalked the Grant NHS up as the afternoon stop after the National Transportation Museum. I knew there wasn't a whole lot going on there, but the Farm...  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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