A Place Called Home

Ulysses S. Grant is known as the victorious Civil War general who saved the Union and the 18th President of the United States. He first met Julia Dent, his future wife, at her family home, named White Haven. From 1854 to 1859 the Dents, Grants and an enslaved African-American workforce lived on the property.


White Haven

Visit the Grants at White Haven

Free guided visits to the Main House are offered every 30 or 60 minutes beginning at 9:30 a.m. The last house visit of the day begins at 4:00 p.m.

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Collage of Trading Cards

Trading Cards for Kids

Discover more than 500 stories about America's journey from the Civil War to Civil Rights. View online or visit this park to collect your own copies.

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Junior Ranger Day 2011

Become a Junior Ranger!

Join the ranks of hundreds of kids who have become Junior Rangers at Ulysses S. Grant National Historic Site.

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Lt. General U.S. Grant

Ulysses S. Grant Timeline

Learn about Grant’s life and legacy from his birth in April 1822 to the dedication of his tomb in New York City on the 75th anniversary of his birth.

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Julia Dent Grant, Library of Congress photo

Mrs. General Grant (Julia Dent Grant)

Julia Dent met her future husband, Ulysses Grant, when he visited his former college roommate’s family. A brief story of her remarkable life is here.

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