Paris Green Activity

Photo of a two story bright green house flanked by mature hardwood trees
White Haven with Paris Green paint

NPS Photo / D. Newmann

Look at the modern picture of White Haven above. Do you like the green color of the home? This color has a name, "Paris Green"! Now visit the article entitled, "Why is White Haven Painted Green?" Read to learn more about Paris Green paint and answer the following questions.

1. Why did President Grant and First Lady Julia Grant paint their house, White Haven Paris Green?

2. If your parents/guardians wanted to paint your house and asked for your opinion, would you approve them painting your house Paris Green? Why or Why not?

3. If you could go back in time and meet President Grant and First Lady Julia Grant, what color would you tell them to paint their house?

Bonus: Color White Haven! Right click on the image to download and print this coloring page at home. Don't like Paris Green? Get creative and color it with your favorite color(s).

Line drawing or coloring page of a White Haven, a historic two story frame house
White Haven Coloring Page (right click to download and print)

Part of a series of articles titled Ulysses S. Grant NHS Virtual Junior Ranger Activity Book.

Ulysses S Grant National Historic Site

Last updated: April 17, 2020