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The NPS Wellness Challenge at Ulysses S. Grant National Historic Site

Welcome to your Wellness Challenge at Ulysses S. Grant National Historic Site!

Begins During National Park Week, April 16-24, 2022

Ulysses S. Grant National Historic Site manages White Haven, a historic home lived in and owned by Ulysses S. Grant during the nineteenth century. Located on a ten-acre plot in South St. Louis County, the park offers numerous opportunities to explore Grant's fascinating life story while providing opportunities to enjoy physical, mental, and learning challenges.

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What is the NPS Wellness Challenge?

The Wellness Challenge promotes the unique health resources that you can find in all seven Missouri National Parks. Challenge yourself by choosing from a wide range of activites - physical, mental and learning - to promote your health and well-being.

Learn more about The National Park Service Wellness Challenge in Missouri.

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Discover Your Path to Wellness


Will you stroll along the same paths as Grant’s family? Will you learn something new about his role in the Civil War? Will you sit on White Haven’s lawn and reflect on the challenges he faced and how he overcame them? Personal wellness is out there waiting for you. And, it is well within reach.

Choose Your Challenge

Pick a path, the possibilities are endless! Take a look at Wellness Challenges offered at Ulysses S. Grant National Historic Site and start earning your badges.

Answer our brief survey, to get your Wellness Challenge Completion Certificate for Ulysses S. Grant National Historic Site.

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    Physical Wellness

    Take part in three physical challenges at Ulysses S. Grant National Historic Site by exploring history-filled trails.

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    Learning Wellness

    Exercise your mind with three learning challenges highlighting the life of Ulysses S. Grant and his impact on the Civil War and civil rights

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    Mental Wellness

    Relax and reflect as you absorb the sights and sounds of Ulysses S. Grant National Historic Site with three mental challenges.

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Physical Wellness at Ulysses S. Grant National Historic Site

The physical challenges invite you to explore the park to improve your physical health. Whether you decide to walk, roll, or bike past historic structures or wander the park grounds and imagine the Grant family’s life with your own eyes — you can take time for yourself and find new ways to move at Ulysses S. Grant National Historic Site.

Once you complete the challenges,download your digital badge to share on social media. You can also get a rubber stamp to add to your Passport Book or NPS Wellness Challenge Guide at the Visitor Center lobby.

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    Learning Wellness at Ulysses S. Grant National Historic Site


    Exercise your mind with learning challenges that focus on Grant’s life as an enslaver, General, and president. Whether you interact with exhibits at the museum, learn the stories of enslaved people working in the Summer Kitchen or watch our 18th president’s story come alive on the screen - each activity will grow your knowledge and challenge your perspective.


    Once you complete the challenges, download your digital badge to share on social media. You can also get a rubber stamp to add to your Passport Book or NPS Wellness Challenge Guide at the Visitor Center lobby.

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      Green diamond with leaf and text that reads "mental wellness." A group of people doing yoga are in the background.

      Mental Wellness at Ulysses S. Grant National Historic Site

      Sometimes you just need a moment to pause, reflect, and heal. The mental challenges invite you to explore the park to improve your mental health. Whether you explore historic trees that have lived on the grounds for centuries, soak in the park’s natural surroundings, or grapple with the stories of enslaved people working at White Haven, these mental challenges will push you to think deeply and reflect on the connections between people and places in time.


      Once you complete the challenges, download your digital badge to share on social media. You can also get a rubber stamp to add to your Passport Book or NPS Wellness Challenge Guide at the Visitor Center lobby.

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        The National Park Service Wellness Challenge inspires you to create lasting habits of personal wellness. Healthy Parks, Healthy People advances the fact that all parks - urban and wildland - are cornerstones of your physical, mental and spiritual health, social well-being; and sustainability of the planet.

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        Learn More about the Wellness Challenge

        Learn more about the National Park Service Wellness Challenge throughout all seven National Park Services in Missouri

        Ulysses S Grant National Historic Site

        Last updated: April 15, 2022