Map of Ulysses S. Grant National Historic Site in Missouri
Basic information for visitors to the Ulysses S. Grant National Historic Site in east-central Missouri, in St. Louis.
Ulysses S. Grant National Historic Site in east-central Missouri, in St. Louis.
The 9.6-acre heart of the former 1,000-acre plantation owned by Ulysses and Julia Grant is preserved at this National Historic Landmark. The site is significant for its association with the apparently "average" man who led the army that saved the Union, served two terms as president, and wrote one of the most important military commentaries of modern times. The property also includes the main house, summer kitchen, chicken house, ice house, and barn. The site was authorized on October 2, 1989.
WHAT TO SEE & DO
Ranger-led and self-guided tours of buildings and grounds. Facilities: Visitor center, museum. Book-and-gift shop. Programs & Events: Daily ranger-led tours, daily Junior Ranger program, guest lectures, living-history demonstrations, children's programs. Night Walk into the Past program (Aug.), Holidays at White Haven (Dec). Tips & Hints: Walking is required to fully experience the park. Watch for uneven ground and slippery surfaces. Busiest July and Aug., least crowded Jan. and Feb.
FEES, HOURS & REGULATIONS
Free. Reservations suggested for special events. Leashed pets only. Site open daily 9-5.
HOW TO GET THERE
In south St. Louis County via Gravois Rd. (Rte. 30) and Watson Rd. (Rte. 366). Closest airport: St. Louis (20 mi).
Ulysses S. Grant National Historic Site (7400 Grant Rd., St. Louis, MO 63123, tel. 314/842-3298, fax 314/842-1659,). St. Louis Convention & Visitors Bureau (1 Metropolitan Sq., Suite 1100, St. Louis, MO 63102, tel. 314/421-1023). St. Louis Visitors Center (308 Washington Ave., St. Louis, MO 63102, tel. 314/241-1764). Missouri Tourism Information Center (Rest Area 270 and Riverview on Dunn Rd., Box 38182, St. Louis, MO 63138, tel. 314/869-7100).
Ulysses S. Grant National Historic Site.
Basic information for visitors to the Ulysses S. Grant National Historic Site in east-central Missouri, in St. Louis