We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.
We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.

Ulysses S. Grant National Historical Site

7400 Grant Rd., Saint Louis, MO 63123
(314) 842-1867
Website
Improve this listing
90%
Ranked #20 of 159 Attractions in Saint Louis
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Architectural Buildings, Educational Sites, Historic Sites, History Museums, National Parks, Cultural
Attraction details

Hotels near Ulysses S. Grant National Historical Site

Write a Review

132 reviews from our community

Visitor rating
    81
    38
    9
    1
    3
Date | Rating
  • English first
  • Any
English first
Oklahoma City, Oklahoma
Senior Contributor
45 reviews 45 reviews
43 attraction reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 17, 2014 NEW

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

Was this review helpful? Yes
Chicago, Illinois
Contributor
13 reviews 13 reviews
3 attraction reviews
8 helpful votes 8 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

Was this review helpful? Yes
Top Contributor
57 reviews 57 reviews
21 attraction reviews
13 helpful votes 13 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

Was this review helpful? Yes
West Lafayette, Indiana
Top Contributor
52 reviews 52 reviews
23 attraction reviews
16 helpful votes 16 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

Was this review helpful? Yes
Temperance, Michigan
Senior Reviewer
6 reviews 6 reviews
6 attraction reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
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

Was this review helpful? Yes
St. Louis
Senior Contributor
44 reviews 44 reviews
14 attraction reviews
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).

Was this review helpful? Yes
Jefferson City, Missouri
Top Contributor
59 reviews 59 reviews
37 attraction reviews
11 helpful votes 11 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

Was this review helpful? Yes
Tulsa
Top Contributor
50 reviews 50 reviews
38 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.

Was this review helpful? Yes
Lititz
Top Contributor
56 reviews 56 reviews
28 attraction reviews
23 helpful votes 23 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

Was this review helpful? Yes 1
Springfield, Missouri
Senior Reviewer
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.

Was this review helpful? Yes

Travelers who viewed Ulysses S. Grant National Historical Site also viewed

 

Been to Ulysses S. Grant National Historical Site? Share your experiences!

Write a Review Add Photos & Videos

Owners: What's your side of the story?

Register now for free — and start getting automatic notification of new reviews, responding to traveler feedback, adding new photos to your listing and much more.

Manage your listing