• White Haven Main House and Outbuildings

    Ulysses S Grant

    National Historic Site Missouri

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.

Did You Know?

1860 photo of White Haven

This 1860 image of White Haven is the earliest known photo of the Main House. The home was originally built beginning in 1816.