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“A Side of Grant Rarely Seen”

Ulysses S. Grant National Historical Site
Ranked #18 of 271 things to do in Saint Louis
Certificate of Excellence
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Reviewed December 25, 2013

This NHS gives a glimpse more into the personal life of Grant and Julia, his earlier Army years, and the little things that we rarely see or hear. As a history teacher I have to say that I'm a little embarrassed that this was my first visit to this gem. It's certainly not off of the beaten path, an added value of free admission, and should be included in any itinerary through or to St. Louis. Be sure to watch the film and then explore the grounds with the guidance of one of the many knowledgeable park rangers.

Thank Jim B
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Reviewed December 22, 2013

While we don't often see much written about St Louis, it played a big part in the Civil War and this small museum provides a glimpse of the life of Ulysses Grant and his wife, Julia Dent.

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Reviewed November 25, 2013

This isn't on everyone's radar, and it is a great place to spend a couple of hours. You learn a bit of history of President Grant and his wife, by going through the home, and in the outbuildings are excellent museum-quality displays. Docents are very, very knowledgeable - ask for the former history teacher, if you can. Young children may be bored, but the pictures should attract older ones. It's across from the Grant's Farm summer attraction. Visit in the other seasons, when it's less crowded in the area.

Thank Midwestadvocate
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Reviewed November 4, 2013

My family and I took a trip to Baltimore and found Fort McHenry interesting, interactive, and respective. If this place doesn't seen chills down your spine, you are not an American. My 7 year old daughter and I helped raise the flag over the fort. Get there early to do this, it is worth setting your alarm.

Thank historyexplorer
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Reviewed October 14, 2013 via mobile

The main building which always interesting, provides a rich experience into Grant's life. Here you truly learn what life was like back then.

Thank Brendan N
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