A Place Called Home

Ulysses S. Grant is known as the victorious Civil War general who saved the Union and the 18th President of the United States. He first met Julia Dent, his future wife, at her family home, named White Haven. From 1854 to 1859 the Dents, Grants and an enslaved African-American workforce lived on the property.

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Ulysses S. Grant in St. Louis 1854-1860

Click here to visit our new digital exhibit, "Ulysses S. Grant in St. Louis 1854-1860".

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Be a Virtual Senior Ranger

Channel your inner historian and become a Virtual Senior Ranger!

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Be a Virtual Junior Ranger

Have fun, learn history, and earn a special virtual Junior Ranger badge!

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Photos and Multimedia

Virtually tour the park through photographs, videos, and a 360° exhibit.

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Virtual Visit Passport Stamp

Can't visit Ulysses S. Grant NHS? You can still get a virtual visit stamp for your national park passport book. Click to learn more.

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The Story of Save Grant's White Haven

How was Ulysses S. Grant's White Haven home saved from development and converted into a National Park Service site? Read about it here.

Last updated: July 24, 2020

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