• White Haven Main House and Outbuildings

    Ulysses S Grant

    National Historic Site Missouri

History & Culture

History & Culture

The history and culture of White Haven, now Ulysses S. Grant National Historic Site, is a rich and varied tapestry. Click on one of the underlined links below to learn more about the people, places, and stories associated with White Haven's past.

People: Learn more about Ulysses S. Grant, his wife Julia Dent Grant, and the many other 19th century residents at White Haven.

Places: Today, five historic structures remain on the ten acre core of the original estate. Read more about them and the entire White Haven property.

Stories: Stories of White Haven and its former residents provide insight into the past.

Check this and the connected pages often as we continue to add information about the people, places, stories and collections at White Haven.

White Haven White Dogwood
White Haven in the Spring
National Park Service

Did You Know?

Julia Grant with sons, Ulysses Jr. & Fred

Julia Grant with sons Ulysses Jr. and Fred. The picture was taken in 1854, when Grant was stationed on the West Coast. Separated from his family, he asked Julia to send him a picture. Shortly after receiving the photo, Grant resigned from the military to rejoin his family at White Haven.