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.

Saturday, June 10-- 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, June 16 -- 7-8 pm
Melodies at White Haven: Mobility Brass- A Brass Quintet of the United States Air Force Band of Mid-America

With the traditional instrumentation of two trumpets, French horn, trombone and tuba, the ensemble is known for their versatility and outstanding musicianship. Bring the whole family, a lawn chair, your favorite non-alcoholic beverage and join us for this free outdoor concert. No reservations required.

Friday, June 23 -- 6 pm
Junior Ranger Solar Eclipse Program
Free program for young people. Come to learn more about solar eclipses and the total eclipse that will take place on August 21! No reservations required.

Friday, June 23 -- 7 pm
Presentation: Total Solar Eclipse
Get ready for the astronomy event of a lifetiime, the total solar eclipse happening on August 21. Don Ficken, St. Louis Eclipse Task Force chair, will share information about what you need to know to be prepared and enjoy this event! Reservations required.

Thursday, June 29 -- 7 pm
"Hell Before Their Very Eyes: American Soliders Liberate Concentration Camps"

Lecture by Author John McManus

Saturday, July 8-- 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, July 21 -- 7-8 pm
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.

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

No reservations required.

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.




 

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.

Contact the Park

Mailing Address:

7400 Grant Road
St. Louis, MO 63123

Phone:

(314) 842-1867

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