Ulysses S. Grant National Historic Site, St Louis

Ulysses S. Grant National Historic Site, St Louis, Missouri, USA.  The Grant Historic site is a beautiful10 acre park.

I just visited Ulysses S. Grant National Historic Site in St. Louis and it is indeed a coincidence that Frommer’s and I should make the same recommendation at the same time.

Frommer’s Outdoor & Adventure Newsletter June 2, 2011. Park of the Week: Ulysses S. Grant National Historic Site, St. Louis. “Commemorate the sesquicentennial of the Civil War with a visit to this National Historic Site in Missouri, where Ulysses S. Grant once lived with his wife.” View Frommers newsletter.

Historic Site

The National Park Service offers guided tours of Grant’s home, White Haven, free every 30 minutes. Before your tour, watch the 16 minute movie, “A Place Called White Haven” When you see Grant’s home, your first question will probably be, “Why is White Haven painted ‘Paris Green’?”

The White Haven tour is free, but you must have a ticket which you can get when you come in. Check the site for details. There is free parking, handicap-accessible, drinking water, restrooms and an excellent bookstore/gift shop. Park service employees are very knowledgeable. You can’t begin to ask more questions than they can answer. The actual home, White Haven, is not accessible, as is in keeping and preserving a National Historic Site.

Audio Tour

Ulysses S. Grant National Historic Site’s new audio tour is available to anyone with a cell phone. The audio tour gives the Grant story to visitors at your own pace. It is a free service of the park, only costing visitors their normal fees for cell phone usage. First, download the audio tour map. Then call (314) 748-7041.

Getting There:
Ulysses S. Grant National Historic Site
White Haven
7400 Grant Rd.
St. Louis, MO
Phone: (314) 842-3298
Public Email.

All National Parks will offer free admission on June 21, 2011, the first day of summer. All the National Parks will be free in honor of National Public Lands Day, Sept. 24, as well as on Veterans Day weekend, Nov. 11-13.

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