Things To Do

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

Watch 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 Summer Kitchen, Chicken Coop, and Ice House and walk the historic trace
Tour the museum exhibits located in the 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 some of the upcoming performers dressed as the people they are presenting.

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 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, January 19 (2 pm and 7 pm)
Saturday, January 20 (10 am and 1 pm)

Eleanor Roosevelt by Susan Marie Frontczak
Reservations required.

Saturday, January 27 (10 am and 1 pm)
Presentation by John Marszalek - “The Personal Memoirs of Ulysses S. Grant”
Reservations required.

Friday, February 9 (2 pm and 7 pm)
Saturday, February 10 (10 am and 1 pm)

Teddy Roosevelt by Gib Young
Reservations required.

Saturday, February 10 (10 am)
Author Talk and Book Signing
Don Corrigan -- "Images of America: Forest Park"

Reservations required.

Friday, March 2 (2 pm and 7 pm)
Saturday, March 3 (10 am and 1 pm)

Mary Todd Lincoln by Pam Brown
Reservations required.

Saturday, March 10 (10 am)
Distilled History and Lost Treasures of St. Louis by author Cameron Collins
Reservations required.

Friday, April 6 (2 pm and 7 pm)
Saturday, April 7 (10 am and 1 pm)

Alexander Hamilton by Joseph Ziarko
Reservations required.

Friday, May 11 (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.


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: January 17, 2018

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Mailing Address:

7400 Grant Road
St. Louis, MO 63123


(314) 842-1867

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