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. He first met Julia Dent, his future wife, at her family home, named White Haven. From 1854 to 1859 the Dents, Grants and an enslaved African-American workforce lived on the property.

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Turkey, cranberries, and pumpkin pie has been considered Thanksgiving’s menu trinity since the 1840s, but across the antebellum South and Midwest, chicken pie was a traditional way to celebrate the holiday as well. In this video renowned food historian, Suzanne Corbett provides a brief history of the Thanksgiving holiday, plus a tutorial on how to make a traditional Thanksgiving chicken pie.

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Be a Virtual Junior Ranger

Have fun, learn history, and earn a special virtual Junior Ranger badge!

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Thanksgiving Cooking Demonstrations

Celebrate the Thanksgiving holiday with a traditional Thanksgiving Chicken Pie and Maryland Biscuits! Click to learn more.

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Ulysses S. Grant in St. Louis 1854-1860

U.S. Grant lived in St. Louis from 1854 until 1859. Explore this digital exhibit to learn about these formative years before the Civil War.

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Photos and Multimedia

Virtually tour the park through photographs, videos, and a 360° exhibit.

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The Story of Save Grant's White Haven

How was Ulysses S. Grant's White Haven home saved from development and converted into a National Park Service site? Read about it here.

Last updated: November 25, 2020

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