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Ulysses S. Grant National Historic Site

St. Louis Metro Area, Missouri

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  • Important questions from a welcome mat at the visitor center.- Ulysses S. Grant National Historic Site
  • Flowers near the visitor center.- Ulysses S. Grant National Historic Site
  • Trails in Ulysses S. Grant National Historic Site are paved and comfortable.- Ulysses S. Grant National Historic Site
  • Farming equipment at Ulysses S. Grant National Historic Site.- Ulysses S. Grant National Historic Site
  • Saddles in the stable at Ulysses S. Grant National Historic Site.- Ulysses S. Grant National Historic Site
  • Grant's buggy at Ulysses S. Grant National Historic Site.- Ulysses S. Grant National Historic Site
  • White Haven at Ulysses S. Grant National Historic Site.- Ulysses S. Grant National Historic Site
  • A chicken house at Ulysses S. Grant National Historic Site.- Ulysses S. Grant National Historic Site
  • The ice house at Ulysses S. Grant National Historic Site.- Ulysses S. Grant National Historic Site
  • Back of the house at Ulysses S. Grant National Historic Site.- Ulysses S. Grant National Historic Site
  • Slave laundry and kitchen facilities at Ulysses S. Grant National Historic Site.- Ulysses S. Grant National Historic Site
  • Green foliage from the front porch at Ulysses S. Grant National Historic Site.- Ulysses S. Grant National Historic Site
  • Julia Grant's dress.- Ulysses S. Grant National Historic Site
  • Monarch butterflies.- Ulysses S. Grant National Historic Site
  • Black-eyed susans.- Ulysses S. Grant National Historic Site
  • Wildflowers at Ulysses S. Grant National Historic Site.- Ulysses S. Grant National Historic Site
  • Wildflowers at Ulysses S. Grant National Historic Site.- Ulysses S. Grant National Historic Site
  • Open pastures at Ulysses S. Grant National Historic Site.- Ulysses S. Grant National Historic Site
  • The words of Ulysses S. Grant are immortalized in signage.- Ulysses S. Grant National Historic Site
  • A vision of justice at Ulysses S. Grant National Historic Site.- Ulysses S. Grant National Historic Site
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Pros: 
Historical site. Original artifacts. ADA accessible. Wildflowers.
Cons: 
None.
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Region:
St. Louis Metro Area, MO
Congestion: 
Moderate
Pets allowed: 
No
Parking Pass: 
Not Required
Preferable Season(s):
Winter, Spring, Summer, Fall
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White Haven is the house name of the place where President Ulysses Grant met Julia Dent, who would later become his wife. White Haven was an 850-acre plantation with over 30 slaves owned by Colonel Dent, Julia's father. This national historic site was Grant's home after he resigned from the military in 1854, becoming a farmer. 

After he failed as a farmer, Grant reenlisted in the military during the Civil War. He was a champion for the rights of African Americans and was against the institution of slavery. After the Civil War, he was kept in the capital where he later became president after Lincoln's assassination. During his presidency, he hired caretakers to manage the property he had purchased from his father-in-law and where he would return after his years as president of the United States. 

The nation's division over slavery can be seen at this national historic site from the perspective of the Dent and Grant family through exhibits, a video and original historic structures.

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