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Ulysses S. Grant National Historical Site

Address: 7400 Grant Rd., Saint Louis, MO 63123
Phone Number: (314) 842-1867
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Ranked #25 of 315 things to do in Saint Louis
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Historic sites, Architectural buildings, National Parks, Colleges & universities, History museums, Sights & Landmarks, Nature & Parks, Museums
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Type: Historic sites, Architectural buildings, National Parks, Colleges & universities, History museums, Sights & Landmarks, Nature & Parks, Museums

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London, United Kingdom
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37 reviews 37 reviews
17 attraction reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 23, 2015 NEW

It's rather disconcerting - and rather wonderful - to come across a site like this in the middle of a city, in effect. The house and surrounding buildings are of considerable interest even without the connection with Grant, and the ranger guided tour was excellent in illuminating the way a household like this worked as a unit, as well as... More 

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Middletown, Ohio
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13 reviews 13 reviews
11 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 12, 2015

Nice laid back place to visit. We toured Grant's house and there was a nice museum as well. You can tour the house and the grounds with a guide to tell you about the house as you go along.

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St. Louis, United States
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9 reviews 9 reviews
6 attraction reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 7, 2015

Hidden in south St. Louis County is Grant's Farm and the historical site across the street. They have preserved and restored the original buildings, with lots of memorabilia, and video depicting the life of this man who made his home here. Best of all, it's all free! (like lots of places in St. Louis)

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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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7 reviews 7 reviews
4 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
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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45 reviews 45 reviews
43 attraction reviews
27 helpful votes 27 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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16 reviews 16 reviews
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12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
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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62 reviews 62 reviews
21 attraction reviews
18 helpful votes 18 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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52 reviews 52 reviews
23 attraction reviews
21 helpful votes 21 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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6 reviews 6 reviews
6 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
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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