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“Guided Tour” 5 of 5 stars
Review of Ulysses S. Grant National Historical Site

Ulysses S. Grant National Historical Site
7400 Grant Rd., Saint Louis, MO 63123
(314) 842-1867
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Ranked #27 of 319 things to do in Saint Louis
Certificate of Excellence 2014
St. Louis, Missouri, United States
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“Guided Tour”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 23, 2012

The staff was great. They catered to our kids and helped them through their 1st Jr. Ranger badge. They were so informative, even for a history buff.

Visited July 2011
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Saint Louis, Missouri
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“History in the backyard”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 16, 2012

A great museum of Grant and the war, come see a place where Grant lived in St. Louis, tour the house and grounds. A real walk through history.

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Saint Louis, Missouri
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“Great History”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 13, 2012

A beautiful well kept building with a lot of history

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Fletcher, North Carolina
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“Unique, Informative and Free!”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 17, 2012

Provided to the public free of charge by the National Park Service, Grant's "White Haven" home is a well-designed site dedicated to preserving the history of the 18th President and famed General.

A twenty-minute film had just started when I arrived in the new-looking Visitor's Center. Following the informative film, I walked about 100 feet up the sidewalk to the old home with the awful (but shockingly historically accurate) green paint. Robert was a very well-spoken tour guide and presented us with information about the home and Grant's time there before we went inside.

"White Haven" is an unusual historic home in the sense that there are no original furnishings in the home (they were destroyed in storage while Grant was president in the 1870s and he never returned to live in St. Louis.) However, the Park Service has made excellent use of the rooms with placards, displays and even a video dramatization of a conversation between Grant and his obstinate father-in-law in the dining room. I was especially impressed with the use of period-looking digital photo frames, featuring slideshow pictures of the Grants and their Dent in-laws. A cellar kitchen, outdoor kitchen, icehouse and chicken coop were viewable on the property as well.

The horse stable houses a fantastic museum of Grant's life, his courtship and family life with Julia and several artifacts that make up for the lack of original furnishings in the house.

The National Park Service has done a fantastic job with this site, which sits tucked away in the suburbs about 14 miles southwest from St. Louis.

Visited January 2012
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High Ridge, Missouri
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“Learn about General Grant”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 5, 2012

This is a very educational tour and is provided by the Parks Department free of charge. There is a lot to see and learn about. I would recommend it to everyone interested in history.

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