The National Park Service is committed to providing the highest level of accessibility for persons with disabilities, while also being consistent with our concurrent mandates for the preservation and protection of our resources. Ulysses S. Grant National Historic Site features accessible exhibits and programs and offers various assistive devices.
Wheelchair loans are available on a first-come, first-serve basis and are free of charge. Ask at the visitor center desk for more information.
There are two designated accessible parking spaces near the visitor center entrance.
Visitor Center/ Museum
The visitor center and museum are fully accessible.
Historic House and Outbuildings
The house and outbuildings are approximately 400 feet up a gradual incline from the visitor center. All but one room on the main floor of the house is wheelchair accessible. The historic Winter Kitchen in the basement of the house is only accessible by stairs. Park staff can provide a binder with photographs and interpretive text from the winter kitchen upon request. All outbuildings are accessible.
Visitor Center Theater
Assistive Listening Devices (ALDs) are available for film presentations. The 22 minute film, “Ulysses S. Grant: A Legacy of Freedom” is open captioned. The visitor center theater is also equipped with an induction loop for visitors with T-coil enabled hearing aids.
Assistive Listening Devices (ALDs) are available for guided house tours upon request. Please ask at the information desk. A short film presentation in the historic dining room features an induction loop for visitors with T-coil enabled hearing aids.
Park films are audio-described. Audio descriptions of the Visitor Center and historic buildings on the property are available through the free National Park Service app found on the Apple App Store and Google Play Store. An audio described version of the park brochure is available on the free Unidescription app also found on the Apple App Store and Google Play Store or on the UniDescription website.
Please ask about Braille brochures at the visitor center information desk.
Personal, guided and descriptive tours are available upon request. Please reserve your personal tour at least five days in advance. For further information or to request a personal tour, please call (314) 842-1867 extension 230. To find out more, ask at the Visitor Center, call, or check the park website.
Service animals are permitted anywhere in the park, including the historic house. A service animal is defined as “any dog that is individually trained to do work or perform tasks for the benefit of an individual with a disability, including a physical, sensory, psychiatric, intellectual, or other mental disability”. Dogs are the only animals that can be used as a service animal except for miniature horses.
Last updated: February 27, 2021