Ulysses S. Grant National Historic Site

Before Ulysses S. Grant made a name for himself as an abolitionist, a Union Civil War general, and the president of the United States, he lived a quiet life with his wife in Missouri. Travel back in time at the Ulysses S. Grant National Historic Site. Located on the grounds of Julia Dent Grant's family home, this site tells the story of the Grants' days as a slave-owning farm family before the Civil War. As you explore the museum and historic buildings, you'll learn about the Grants, the Dents, and the enslaved people who lived on the property throughout the 1800s.

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Things To Do Near Ulysses S. Grant National Historic Site

The Ulysses S. Grant National Historic Site is home to a variety of historic buildings, including the home where the family lived before the Civil War. Start your trip in the visitor center and museum to learn about the area. Then, head out to the farm to explore the grounds and check out the house. The site is tucked into the center of a busy urban area, so you'll find plenty of activities, dining options, and stores within a quick drive.

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How To Get To Ulysses S. Grant National Historic Site

Ulysses S. Grant National Historic Site is located in St. Louis, Missouri. From Kansas City or Indianapolis, take I-70 into the city; from Springfield, Illinois, or southern Missouri, take I-55. Coming from Louisville, head west on I-64. If you're traveling in from Springfield, Missouri, take I-44. Once you're in the St. Louis metro area, hop on the I-255 ring road and take MO-30 toward Affton. When you reach Grant Road, turn northwest, and follow the signs for the park.


7400 Grant Rd, St. Louis, MO 63123

Fee: Entry fee $0

The Ulysses S. Grant National Historic Site provides more than a glimpse at farm life in the 1800s — it demonstrates how one of the United States' most famous abolitionists ended up owning a slave. While you're visiting the site and the St. Louis area, an RV is a fantastic way to experience the great outdoors.