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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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Located next to Grant's Farm, on Gravois Road in South St. Louis County, you will find a historic place in a peaceful environment. While you need to book reservations in advance... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed yesterday
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Saint Louis, Missouri

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Saint Louis, Missouri
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388 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

Located next to Grant's Farm, on Gravois Road in South St. Louis County, you will find a historic place in a peaceful environment. While you need to book reservations in advance for Grant's Farm, you do not need to do the same here. Parking is plentiful and free, and you should plan on spending a couple of hours enjoying this... More 

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Saint Louis, Missouri
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 40 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

On my quest to visit more sites located in the National Park system, I chose to visit one very near to my house. We'd visited Grant's Farm across the way (which is great for kids), but this is a must see for all adults! I learned so much more about Grant than what's in the textbooks. I love that you... More 

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Thank Cassie W
Dittmer, Missouri
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 45 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Who knew that U.S. Grant lived here with his wife and her family. Our tour guide was very informative and very happy to answer questions . Do not forget to look at barn. They have some great displays and my child even got a ranger badge.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I have to say, that as a born and bred Southerner, I don't have much love for Grant (or any Northern officer). But this visit has won me over some. His love for his wife was genuine and their story is wonderful! I have a new respect for Grant as a person. He is no longer just the Yankee general.... More 

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Thank JeffsWife2013
Fruita CO
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 3, 2016

Overshadowed by the neighborhood commercial zoo-park, this tidy unit of the National Park System is WELL WORTH YOUR TIME! Beautifully maintained, this place is a GEM. Our visit included a nice interpretive walk with 'Ranger Nick'...he provided great interaction with a youngster working towards a 'Jr Ranger' badge. I'm what one would call a 'horse barn aficionado' (enjoyed barns at... More 

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Manitou Springs, Colorado
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 3, 2016

I went in and and saw the movie first which was OK but not at all what I expected and quite frankly, I was underwhelmed. I was a new film but it was not very interesting. I then took a tour of the house with a ranger and I thought maybe I would take a quick look at the outbuildings... More 

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Thank FrontierJ
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 16, 2015 via mobile

I think this place is often overlooked since it sits right next to Grants Farm. This was an amazing place to visit and very well preserved.

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Thank mgardner448
Helotes, Texas
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 9, 2015 via mobile

Well preserved buildings, former home of Pres Grant and outbuildings set on a beautiful farm. This is a free exhibit. Be sure to take advantage of the very knowledgeable park rangers and watch the movie. Plan a couple hours to take it all in.

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Oregon, Wisconsin
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 28, 2015 via mobile

Sought this site out as my kids love participating in the national parks' passport program and junior ranger program. It was great! Didn't know a whole lot about Grant before going, but left wanting to read his memoirs. The park rangers are knowledgeable and enthusiastic. They were eager to answer all questions and participate in further discussion. It was clear... More 

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Thank MelisWis
Saint Louis
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 31, 2015

To be honest, I didn't even know this place existed until my wife and I tried to go to Grant's Farm and found it closed. We spend a couple of very informative hours here. This is the home that Ulysses Grant lived in with his wife and here family. They did an excellent job maintaining the house and keeping it... More 

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