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.
book cover of Slavery on the Border showing African American woman holding white child

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 Fall 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.

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

Friday, September 29 -- 7 pm
Author Lecture: Slavery in Missouri

Diane Mutti Burke, University of Missouri-Kansas City
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.

Tuesday, October 17 -- 7 pm
Book Talk & Signing: Dr. Charles Calhoun and "The Presidency of Ulysses S. Grant"

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: September 18, 2017

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7400 Grant Road
St. Louis, MO 63123


(314) 842-1867

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