Ulysses S. Grant Presidential Library

Ulysses S. Grant Presidential Library, Starkville: Tickets, Tours, Hours, Address, Ulysses S. Grant Presidential Library Reviews: 5/5

Ulysses S. Grant Presidential Library

Ulysses S. Grant Presidential Library
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Speciality Museums • Libraries • History Museums
Monday
8:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Tuesday
8:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Wednesday
8:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Thursday
8:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Friday
8:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Saturday
10:00 AM - 2:00 PM
About
The Ulysses S. Grant Presidential Library contains 15,000 linear feet of correspondence, research notes, published monographs, artifacts, photographs, scrapbooks, and memorabilia, by and about the United States’ 18th president, covering his early life, Civil War triumphs, presidency, and beyond. The 21,000 sq foot facility includes a museum dedicated to U. S. Grant.
Suggested duration
1-2 hours
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Roxf
4 contributions
Great historic learning experience
Apr 2021 • Family
Very nice and educational. Lots of interesting artifacts and tons of pictures. The funeral details book was neat to see and learn about the huge procession.
Written April 10, 2021
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Dewayne P
Elizabethtown, KY1,255 contributions
Well done presidential library
Mar 2021
It is tucked away in a library at Mississippi State University, so you have to know it is there and want to go. It is free admission and they have a small gift shop or ability to make a donation. The museum is well done, laid out in a simple, easy to follow timeline from birth to death. There are some interesting documents and other pieces owned by the Grants along with tons of information via signs and interactive monitors.
Written March 23, 2021
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Mat F
Westfield, IN1 contribution
Great Museum
Jun 2019 • Family
In the library. Some artifacts you can’t see elsewhere. Grant was much shorter than I would have imagined. It would be neater if there were more discussion of his post-presidency controversy, but hey - it’s a presidential museum. Worth a stop.

Also had a really neat Lincoln exhibit. We were told it’s the largest private collection of Lincoln items.
Written December 21, 2019
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Mjack96799
Madison, AL228 contributions
Interesting place to visit
Nov 2019 • Couples
We stopped by the library o s day while on campus and really enjoyed the information in the museum. One part of the museum is about Ulysses S Grant and the other part is about Abraham Lincoln. There’s lots of interesting information here.
Written November 18, 2019
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taxman1635
Waterford, MS128 contributions
Worth the visit!
Nov 2019 • Business
I’ve never been to another Presidential Library so I don’t have anything to compare it to, but the story on how it got to Mississippi was interesting. The exhibit was interesting, very friendly & knowledgeable staff.
Written November 18, 2019
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Alyson J
Cashiers, NC14 contributions
Great Exhibit - Worth Seeing
Oct 2019
It was well worth seeing. This museum has both Ulysses S. Grant and a Lincoln collection. It was a great depiction of all aspects of his life Grant's life. It really goes into details about the man himself. It was small but impressive. Not completely sure why it is in Mississippi but I really enjoyed learning more about this fascinating president. We went on a non-football weekend, so parking was easy. And it did not cost anything to park. I would assume that during the week, parking would be incredibly hard. This is definitely one of the best things to do in Starkville.
Written October 7, 2019
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Philip M
Nashville, TN61 contributions
A wonderful glimpse into the life of our first modern president
Sep 2019
You may know Ulysses S. Grant from the $50 bill - but the Ulysses S. Grant Presidential Library tucked away in the Mitchell Memorial Library at the Mississippi State University is a fascinating glimpse into the life of the United States first modern president. There's a sense of irony walking thru the museum of the Civil War's winning top-general in the state university of Mississippi; however, there is no better state that contributed to the success of Ulysses S. Grant than that of Mississippi. While the museum is rather small it is still worth a trip when on campus at MSU. Parking is an issue for those traveling from outside campus - thankfully it is Mississippi so you can just ask someone where to park and they are happy to help. Gift shop is neat, but purchasing is a bit frustrating as you must be escorted with your merchandise to the main circulation desk of the library to complete your order. Very cool museum, and free, so give it a visit next time your on campus at Mississippi State University.
Written September 28, 2019
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Ec F
Collierville8 contributions
Great musuem and displays. History at its best.
Aug 2019
Parking is difficult but the destination is well worth the effort. Grant's life is well-laid out and most informative. It is a destination of note for anyone interested in History; either military or political.
Written September 25, 2019
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birdranger248
Durham, NC18 contributions
Great museum.
Aug 2019 • Friends
Went on a weekday and before school started, good idea. Parked at corner lot of Lee and Hardy Street at meter parking for $3.25. Short walk to museum, took about an hour and a half. Free admission into museum. Grant exhibits were really nice, all the interactive‘s and videos were worth the exploration. Lincoln stuff was neat too. A few souvenirs and friendly staff.
Written August 11, 2019
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Mike L
Alabama Mountain Lakes, AL140 contributions
Great Display of history on President Grant’s Life
Aug 2019
What a great display of historical artifacts as well as a unique way to learn about history. MSU can be proud of all the historical displays in this building. The Lincoln collection, the Temple Collection of Victrolas and other music machines. Did I mention on the floor below is a great display of some of John Grisham’s letters and works? Come early and plan to spend around four hours in the area exploring.
Written August 6, 2019
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