Things To Do

Photograph of a National Park Service ranger leading a tour in front of White Haven
Tourists visit the main house on a ranger-led tour.

National Park Service

There are many things to do and see at Ulysses S. Grant National Historic Site:

  • Watch the introductory film -- "Ulysses S. Grant: A Legacy of Freedom" (running time 22 minutes)
  • Take a guided tour of the historic home known as White Haven (approx. 30-45 minutes)
  • Visit the historic Summer Kitchen, Chicken Coop, and Ice House
  • Take a self guided walk around the hisotric trace
  • Tour museum exhibits located in Ulysses S. Grant's 1872 horse stable
  • Participate in a free Junior Ranger program for children ages 5 and up
  • Shop in our bookstore
  • Check the list below for upcoming events
 
Photos of performers and speakers for our 2018 season.
2018 Performers and Speakers

National Park Service

Special Events
The park offers special programs and performances throughout the year. Check here for a calendar of events. Note: most programs require advanced reservations as seating space is limited. (Waiting lists are available for fully booked programs) Please call 314-842-1867 ext. 230 to make your reservations today!

Ulysses S. Grant National Historic Site 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, April 21 (10 am)
Bike Through History
Ranger Guided Bike Tour on Grant's Trail

Reservations required.

Wednesday, April 25 (7 pm)
Switchback Kids National Park Week Talk:
Adventure Calls: 59 National Parks in One Year

Reservations required.

Saturday, April 28 (10 am - 4 pm)
No RSVP Required
Junior Ranger Day Activities
Concert by WildHeart at 3 pm


Friday, May 11 (2 & 7 pm)
Author Talk by Dwight Pitcaithley, former Chief Historian of the National Park Service
"The U.S. Constitution and Secession: A Documentary Anthology of Slavery and White Supremacy"

Reservations required. (Note: 2 pm & 7 pm programs are filled and have waiting lists.)

Saturday, May 19 (10 am)
Bike Through History
Ranger Guided Bike Tour on Grant's Trail

Reservations required.

Wednesday, May 30 (7 pm)
Military Lecture on Grant and Eisenhower
by author and historian John McManus

Reservations required. (Note: Program is filled and we have a long waiting list.)

Wednesday, June 13 (7 pm)
Lecture on St. Louis Jewish Community
by author and archivist Diane Everman

Reservations required. (Note: Program is filled and has a waiting list.)

Saturday, June 16 (10 am)
Bike Through History
Ranger Guided Bike Tour on Grant's Trail

Reservations required.

Wednesday, July 18 (2 pm & 7 pm)
Native Americans and the Presidency of U.S. Grant
by Andy Hahn, Director of the Campbell House Museum

Reservations required. (Note: 7 pm program is filled and has a waiting list.)

 

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: April 12, 2018

Contact the Park

Mailing Address:

7400 Grant Road
St. Louis, MO 63123

Phone:

(314) 842-1867

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