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. Few people know about his rise to fame or his personal life. He first met Julia Dent, his future wife, at her family home, named White Haven. Today, that home commemorates their lives and loving partnership against the turbulent backdrop of the nineteenth century.
Visit the Grants at White Haven
Free interpretive visits to the Main House are offered every 30 minutes beginning at 9:30 a.m. The last house visit of the day begins at 4:00 p.m.Read More
St. Louis Area Scouts Needed
Boy and Girl Scouts are needed to participate in event commemorating 150th anniversary of General Grant's victory at Vicksburg on June 29.Read More
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.Read More
Become a Junior Ranger!
Join the ranks of hundreds of kids who have become Junior Rangers at Ulysses S. Grant National Historic Site.Read More
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.Read More
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.Read More
Did You Know?
White Haven was named after the Dent family home in Maryland, although it was never painted white during the nineteenth century. When President Grant owned the property, he had the house painted Paris Green, a typical Victorian-era color.