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Ulysses S. Grant National Historical Site

7400 Grant Rd., Saint Louis, MO 63123
(314) 842-1867
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Ranked #20 of 152 Attractions in Saint Louis
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Historic Sites, Architectural Buildings, National Parks, Educational Sites, History Museums
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Jefferson City, Missouri
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32 reviews 32 reviews
24 attraction reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 14, 2014

Don't be confused, this is not the same as Grant's Farm. But it is well worth the visit. It is operated by the National Parks. When you go, be sure to visit Grant's Farm down the road. There is a parking fee at Grant's Farm, but the trolley tour around the farm is free. Something for the whole family at... More

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Tulsa
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39 attraction reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 8, 2014

Grant's Farm includes a Ranger-led trip to the house that was very informative. The house is not exceptionally large and is largely unfurnished, so the visit does not take long. The stables have been converted to a small museum that is very informative and provides a good glimpse into Grant's post-Civil War life.

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Lititz
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56 reviews 56 reviews
28 attraction reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 7, 2014

This place doesn't get the advertising it deserves. Plus, it can be confusing to find because the Anheuser-Busch place right down the road advertises itself as Grant's Farm, but really it's just a riff on the Grant name because Grant once owned some of the property. Make sure you get to the National Historic Site which is first on the... More

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Springfield, Missouri
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8 reviews 8 reviews
4 attraction reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 7, 2014

Family home of Pres. Grant's Wife's Father, with museum and original buildings. Interesting site to see many artifacts from the Civil War. Next to Bush Gardens (free with paid parking). Current exhibits and tours focus on the turmoil of the times effectively.

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Gaffney, South Carolina
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16 reviews 16 reviews
6 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 1, 2014

We happened upon it while searching for the Clydesdales. The Farm was closed so we visited this site. Good information and a lovely trail to stroll

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 29, 2014

This is an often overlooked site because most people are heading to Grant's Farm. It's worth a look. Rangers provide free guided tours of the property and you can envision what life was like in Grant's time. We spent an enjoyable hour on a tour and visit to the museum.

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Saint Louis, Missouri
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46 reviews 46 reviews
24 attraction reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 29, 2014

We have had the chance to see reenactments of Grant, Lincoln, Mary Todd Lincoln, FDR and Thosmas Jefferson at this modern U.S.Grant showplace. The Superintendent and staff are well informed, courtious and will assist you in any way possible. We found nothing to dislike about this federal facility.

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Urbana, IL
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 29, 2014

went to see this as it's right by Grant's Farm. nice park and well preserved.If you are expecting something like the Biltmore Estate you will be dissapointed. too bad it is not with original or representative furnishings. would be much more interesting and easier to see how they really lived.but the guide said people lived in the house until relatively... More

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Saint Louis, Missouri
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21 reviews 21 reviews
11 attraction reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 29, 2014

This trip filled in a lot of info regarding U S Grant that I did not know and I am a Civil War buff. Well done! The Park Service did an excellent job of preserving the house and grounds. The ranger was very helpful and explained much during our tour.

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Monrovia, Alabama, United States
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54 reviews 54 reviews
18 attraction reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 8, 2014

This hidden secret is tucked away in a quiet neighborhood. We stumbled upon it and were pleasantly surprised. The grounds are enchanting and reminiscent of yesteryear. The exhibits are informative, some are hands-on. You will learn much here.

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