Things To Do

There are many things to do and see at Ulysses S. Grant National Historic Site. Watch the introductory film in the Visitor Center theater, walk the historic trace, visit the historic home and outbuildings, or explore the interpretive museum located in the historic stable.
 
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Special Events
The park offers special programs and performances throughout the year. Check here for a calendar of events. Note that most programs require advanced reservations as seating space is limited. Please call 314-842-1867 ext. 230 to make reservations.

Ulysses S. Grant National Historic Site Summer Calendar of Events
Join us for a variety of free programs. Step back in time with living history characters or hear a historian’s presentation. Reservations are required for most programs and may be made by calling 314-842-1867 ext. 230.

Friday, July 21 -- 7-8 pm NOTE: If excessive heat, concert will be cancelled. Please call on Friday before 2 pm to confirm -- 314-842-1867 ext. 230. We will also update our website and Facebook page with latest information.
Melodies at White Haven: U-City Summer Band
Large concert band performing patriotic music and selections from the Great American Songbook. Bring the whole family, a lawn chair, your favorite non-alcoholic beverage and join us for this free outdoor concert. No reservations required.

Thursday, July 20 -- 10:00-11:30 am
Throw-Back Thursday: Free History Programs for Children

Saturday, July 22 -- 10-11 am
Ulysses S. Grant Death Commemoration

No reservations required.

Monday, July 24 -- 7 pm
"Was Reconstruction a Revolution?"

Dr. Andrew Slap, East Tennessee State University
Call 314-842-1867 ext. 230 for reservations.

Monday, July 24 & Tuesday, July 25
Workshop for Middle & High School Teachers
Civil Rights During Antebellum and Reconstruction Eras

For more information or to register, please contact Erin at 314-241-1244 ext 100

Thursday, July 27 -- 10:00-11:30 am
Throw-Back Thursday: Free History Programs for Children

Thursday, August 3 -- 10:00-11:30 am
Throw-Back Thursday: Free History Programs for Children

Saturday, August 12-- 9 am
Bike Through History

This free event is open to the public and great for families! Join a ranger from Ulysses S. Grant National Historic Site for a historical bike tour on Grant's Trail. Meet at Ulysses S. Grant National Historic Site (adjacent to Grant's Farm). The 4-mile round trip bike ride leaves at 9:00 am. Learn about the history of the Kirkwood-Carondelet railroad, the world famous Budweiser Clydesdales, and other historical points of interest along the trail. This event is sponsored by the Ulysses S. Grant National Historic Site in partnership with Sappington House and the Sappington-Concord Historical Society. Reservations required.

Friday, August 18 -- 7-8 pm
Melodies at White Haven: Soulard Blues Band
One of the longest-lasting acts around and consistent favorite local blues band. Bring the whole family, a lawn chair, your favorite non-alcoholic beverage and join us for this free outdoor concert. No reservations required.

Saturday, September 9 & Sunday, September 10 -- 9 am - 4 pm
Civil War Living History Weekend
No reservations required

Saturday, September 23 -- 10 am
Author Lecture: American Ulysses
Ron White, Fellow at Huntington Library
Reservations required.

Saturday, October 7 -- 10 am
John Y. Simon Day—Annual Grant Lecture
Kate Masur, Northwestern University
Reservations required.

Friday, October 13-- 2 pm & 7 pm
Saturday, October 14-- 10 am & 1 pm

President and Dolly Madison
Bryan Austin and Whitney Thornberry-Austin
Reservations required.

Saturday, October 28 -- 10 am & 2 pm (2 1/2 hr performance)
Grant and Twain: A Theatrical Performance
Reservations required.

Friday, November 3 -- 2 pm & 7 pm
Saturday, November 4 --10 am & 1 pm

Mr. U.S. Grant: The President and His State
of the Union!
— Dan Haughey
Reservations required.

Friday, December 1-- 2 pm & 7 pm
Saturday, December 2--10 am & 1 pm

Frederick Douglas performance by Charles Pace
Reservations required.

Friday, December 15--2 pm & 7 pm
Saturday, December 16--10 am & 1 pm
Message at Midnight—A One-Act Play

Fritz Klein, Pam Brown & Dennis Rendleman
Reservations required.




 

Things to Do in Missouri

If you are planning a trip to Missouri, visit the Official Missouri Tourism Website for additional things to do around the state.

Last updated: July 20, 2017

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Mailing Address:

7400 Grant Road
St. Louis, MO 63123

Phone:

(314) 842-1867

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