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Ulysses S. Grant National Historical Site

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Address: 7400 Grant Rd., Saint Louis, MO 63123
Phone Number: (314) 842-1867
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Interesting, relaxing day

If you're looking for a relaxing way to pass an afternoon this is a great stop. It may be boring if you have kids, but for adults it's a nice day with a history lesson. It's... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed August 16, 2015
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Saint Louis, Missouri
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19 reviews
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 20, 2015

It is momentous to have the home of President U.S. Grant as a National Historic Site. The intro video is highly recommended. The museum is interesting but requires a lot of work to digest. The house is completely empty which I found disappointing. Aren't there even any photos from the past to show the rooms? Our guide was excellent. It... More 

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Deltona, Florida
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 16, 2015

If you're looking for a relaxing way to pass an afternoon this is a great stop. It may be boring if you have kids, but for adults it's a nice day with a history lesson. It's worth visiting at least once.

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Bangkok, Thailand
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 13, 2015

Next to Grant's Farm where Busch family used to live. The connection to Ulysses S Grant seems to be a bit of a stretch. Nonetheless, there's a historic home you can tour and a little museum you can peruse. Not the most interesting place to visit but the setting was quite nice and relaxing.

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Buffalo, New York
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 13, 2015

I was in awe about what I learned about U.S. Grant at this National Historic Site near St. Louis, Missouri. The National Parks production is outstanding and highlights his life and his contributions to making our country unified after the Civil War. The terms of the surrender at Appomatix were brilliant for every soldier and the country; and his efforts... More 

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Saint Louis, Missouri
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 12, 2015

U S Grant won the Civil War and became President of the United States but the story starts here at the White Haven farm/plantation in St. Louis County. The house is almost 200 years old. This is where he met his wife Julia and where his children were born. The National Park Service provides a great tour. There is a... More 

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Belleville, Illinois
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 11, 2015

Great free museum that will take you about 2 hours to fully explore the life and time of President Grant. Lots of artifacts to look and learn about and very nice setting to do it in

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Saint Louis, Missouri
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed August 10, 2015

If you go to lots of museums and historical sites, you will most likely be disappointed by a stop here. I think the National Park Service couldn't decide whether to do a house museum, slavery museum, or Grant museum, and ended up doing them all poorly. Much of the information presented seemed "dumbed down"...so, maybe if our kids were with... More 

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Racine, Wisconsin
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 9, 2015

Very interesting historical site. Free video and tour of the grounds. It is right before you get to Grant Farm. Good for families as it is an easy walk around the grounds. You can wait for a guided tour or go self guided. There is a nice museum to visit as well as the house. A must see if you... More 

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Saint Louis, Missouri
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 9, 2015

The tour was very nice. Lots of interesting background about the Grant family and how the house changed through the generations. Not very many furnishings on the inside. No access to the second floor when we visited. They let everyone roam freely after the tour. This allowed us all to take our time exploring the house and surrounding buildings.

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Edward
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 9, 2015

The Junior Rangers program made for a special experience. We learned a lot and had fun along the way. Very close to Grant's Farm, so convenient to do both.

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