Photo of a concrete walking path surrounded by snow with a dark red horse stable visible in the background.
1872 horse stable on a snowy day.

NPS Photo

Ulysses S. Grant National Historic Site invites you to explore the historic property known as White Haven. Before you visit, please read the following to make your visit a safe one.

General Safety

  • Limestone paths and wooden ramps throughout the site have irregular surfaces and may become slippery when wet.
  • Dress appropriately for the weather. Summers in St. Louis are hot and humid. Drink plenty of fluids during hot summer weather.
  • Always lock your vehicle and stow any valuables out of site.
  • Do not climb on trees, stone walls, or fences.
  • This is a native habitat for bees, wasps, poison ivy and poison oak. Avoid interaction with these as much as possible by not swatting at flying insects and staying on sidewalks.
  • Because much of your visit is outside, pay attention to the weather and seek shelter immediately in case of lightning or thunderstorms. The Visitor Center is a tornado and weather shelter.
  • Animals in the park such as squirrels and birds are somewhat accustomed to people. However they are still wild animals and should not be petted, fed, or harassed.

Tour Safety

  • Due to the age and building methods used to construct White Haven, floors and steps inside the home may be uneven. Please watch your step.
  • Tours will be canceled in the event of lightning, thunder, and tornado watches/warnings.
  • A 75 yard walk is required from the Visitor Center to the White Haven home. Comfortable walking shoes are recommended. Please dress according to the weather forecast.
  • Exterior stairs may be become slippery when wet or icy. Please use handrails and caution when entering and exiting the home.

Last updated: October 26, 2019

Park footer

Contact Info

Mailing Address:

7400 Grant Road
St. Louis, MO 63123


314 842-1867

Contact Us