• White Haven Main House and Outbuildings

    Ulysses S Grant

    National Historic Site Missouri

Plan Your Visit

There are many things to see and do at Ulysses S. Grant National Historic Site. Whether you have half an hour or half a day, visit us and experience the history and beauty of White Haven.

Visit the Main House:

  • Free interpretive visits to the Main House are usually offered every 30 minutes beginning at 9:30 a.m. Typically the last house visit of the day begins at 4:00 p.m.
  • Due to preservation and safety concerns, space is limited for each time slot and tickets (which are free, and available at the Visitor Center desk) are required to reserve a place.
  • Please note that specific time slots may be unavailable due to heavy visitation, group reservations, maintenance activities, or inclement weather.
  • Please call the Visitor Center at (314)842-3298 x245 or check at the Information Desk for the most current information.

Watch the 16-minute introductory film, A Place Called White Haven, shown in the Visitor Center theater.

Walk the historic trace and learn about the people and property in the 19th century.

You can spend minutes or hours in the interpretive museum, located in the historic stable. The exhibits, An Intricate Tapestry: The Lives of Ulysses and Julia Grant place the Grants within the context of 19th century American history, and reflect the important role Ulysses Grant played in the nation's past.

Be sure to check the "Things to Do" link in the column on the left side of the page for upcoming Special Events at the site.

Did You Know?

Julia Dent Grant, photo by Mathew Brady

When Ulysses Grant asked Julia Dent's father for permission to marry her, Ulysses was instead offered her younger sister, Ellen. Ulysses and Julia were married on August 22, 1848.