Top 10 Tips for Visiting Ulysses S. Grant National Historic Site

Green two story frame house surrounded by green trees and white fence.
White Haven

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Plan Like a Park Ranger

Planning a trip to Ulysses S. Grant National Historic Site? Check out these suggestions and tips from the site's park rangers. Learn more from rangers across the country at
Ulysses S. Grant National Historic Site has its own parking lot adjacent to the Visitor Center. Parking is free, but visitors who leave to visit Grant's Farm across the street or to use Grant's Trail must remove their vehicles from the park. Additionally, there are three RV/Bus parking spots on the lot.
There is no entrance fee to visit Ulysses S. Grant National Historic Site.
There are numerous resources on this website for those who want to learn about Ulysses S. Grant before visiting the park. You can watch this five-minute video for an introduction to Grant's life in St. Louis, and you can read numerous short articles about a range of topics in the History & Culture section of the website.
Tours of Ulysses S. Grant's White Haven home are offered on a daily basis. On most days, tours are offered at the top of each hour between 10AM and 4PM. At other times tours are offered every thirty minutes between 9:30AM and 4PM. Tours are free and openings offered to visitors on a first come, first serve basis.
The park has a quarter-mile walkway for visitors to explore the park grounds. Bring comfortable shoes, your camera, and take pictures of the beautiful scenery!
The staff at Ulysses S. Grant National Historic Site have worked to make the park's offerings accessible to all visitors. To learn more about accessibility efforts, visit the park's accessibility page.
The park is constantly offering a range of special programs for both in-person and virtual settings. Explore the park's calendar to learn more.
The Junior Ranger Program offers a chance for visitors to learn more about Ulysses S. Grant's life and earn a Junior Ranger badge. Learn about the Junior Ranger program at Ulysses S. Grant National Historic Site.
Visitors from Grant's Trail are welcome to use the park's restroom and drinking fountain in the Visitor Center. While the park is adjacent to the popular Grant's Trail, parking for trail usage is not allowed at Ulysses S. Grant National Historic Site. Two trailhead parking areas are located near the Thomas Sappington House Museum and at Orlando's off I-55.
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Ulysses S Grant National Historic Site

Last updated: June 1, 2021