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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 #19 of 131 Attractions in Saint Louis
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Architectural Buildings, Educational Sites, Historic Sites, History Museums, National Parks, Cultural
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Type: Architectural Buildings, Educational Sites, Historic Sites, History Museums, National Parks, Cultural

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Boston, Massachusetts
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42 reviews 42 reviews
14 attraction reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 12, 2014

What an historical treasure! Another gem by the National Park Service. Comprehensive museum of their personal lives including their residence as well as the rich history of this remarkable man. Corrects misconceptions of this two-term President. He was a highly principled man and dedicated citizen to our country.

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Saint Louis, Missouri
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4 attraction reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 2, 2014

To learn about U.S. Grant's early life in St. Louis is easily explained here. It is a great place to visit not only because of the history of the place but the beautiful grounds. It's real close to ever busy Grants Farm run but this place is very peaceful. The rangers take you on a tour of the house but... More 

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Oklahoma City, Oklahoma
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43 attraction reviews
23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 17, 2014

I did not know what this national historical site entailed when I showed up nor did I know very much about President Grant. I watched a short video on Grant at the Visitor Center and then took the guided ranger tour to the house. After touring the house/land, there is a small museum filled with more information. I thought the... More 

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Chicago, Illinois
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 13, 2014

When you drive up to the facility you do not expect much, but get past the entrance and you are brought back in time. There is the home of Grant's in laws and the farm buildings and they are well kept, but the museum is the best part of the site. It takes you through the total life of Grant... More 

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21 attraction reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 6, 2014

Although the Dent-Grant house isn't furnished, it was worth seeing (even for its green color!). The main value was the ranger talk about the Grants. But what I really liked was the detail in the museum. If you're interested in General/President Grant, I definitely recommend both the short ranger talk and spending a fair amount of time going through the... More 

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West Lafayette, Indiana
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20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 5, 2014

This site preserves the home President Grant occupied before the Civil War, and at times after. It was actually the home of his wife's family, but is preserved as it was after the Civil War, including the (to modern eyes) rather odd green color Mrs. Grant had it painted. The visitor center has some good exhibits, a film about Grant... More 

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Temperance, Michigan
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 1, 2014

If you are one to follow the trail of American presidents, this is a worthy stop. It is about 18 miles south of St. Louis in beautiful farm country. In fact, Grant's Farm is a Budweiser-beer-owned estate right next door open to tourists in the summer months. Grant's Farm was once part of the family parcel before it was sold... More 

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St. Louis
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17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 25, 2014

Small but nice visitor center with tons of historical books for purchase. Video to watch before the tour. Park Service guide was really good. Although it doesn't take much time to see the home, it is worth stopping in for a few minutes - it's free (donations welcomed).

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Jefferson City, Missouri
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42 attraction reviews
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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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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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