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“Well-worth a visit, even with young kids ”

Ulysses S. Grant National Historical Site
Ranked #27 of 224 things to do in Saint Louis
Certificate of Excellence
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Reviewed 2 April 2018 via mobile

I had never realized the significance of the period of life that Grant spent in Missouri. The exhibits and tour are detailed and paint a clear picture of the character of Grant and his family, the affairs of the time, and the ways in which people lived. The park rangers were wonderful with the children. The booklets they give out contain a lot of activities that kept my child with attention problems busy and content. The property is also pretty- probably even more so when spring is in full bloom. It is a pleasure to tour a site with rangers who are such good interpreters of history and enthusiastic about their jobs.

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Julie N, Chief of Interpretation at Ulysses S. Grant National Historical Site, responded to this reviewResponded 3 April 2018

Thank you for your review. We are so glad that you had a good experience at our park. Our staff takes pride in our park and enjoys sharing their passion with visitors, especially children!

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Reviewed 1 April 2018

As my wife an I are history and National Park/NHS enthusiasts, we made sure we stopped at the Grant site for a visit and to get our National Park Passport stamped on our trip to see St. Louis! The site itself is a bit out of the way from downtown, but wasn't difficult to find. They have what appeared to be a very new (and spotless) visitor center, and the site itself was well organized. We joined a guided tour, which is required to enter the house itself. The ranger guide was very informative, and we were able to wander the property a bit after his initial presentation.

In the end, there isn't a lot to do at the site itself relative to some other NHS places we've been, but the presentation was interesting and the trip was worth the stop. I wouldn't call it a 'must-see' destination if you're in St. Louis considering all there is to see in the city, but it's a worthwhile place to visit if you like U.S./Presidential history.

Thank Adam M
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Reviewed 31 March 2018

We long forget the man who fought the war for Civil Rights then as a president continued the long-enduring battle to become a hero of our nation. The 23 minute video aptly describes the life & battles of US Grant -- while we studied this in American History this delightful tour reminds us of the real man he was. He may not have been a very large man the role he has played in our history is down-played probably because of his humility but take a look at his memoirs to read his thoughts.
We spent a couple of hours here with 3 grandchildren--it's free to the public.

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Reviewed 29 March 2018 via mobile

The tour is about 35 mintues long. The Ranger takes you in and talks about Ulysses Grant life and the ties to the house. They have a repical of the clothed that he and his wife wore the local girl scout unit made it. The real set is in the Smithsonian. You have to step on the steps as they are the original steps of the house.

3  Thank Irene M
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Reviewed 28 March 2018 via mobile

Very neat historical site in the middle of the city. You are required to take a guided tour in order to see the inside of the house, but it is free. The grounds are beautiful and offers insight to the life of the Grants. Parking is onsight.

Thank Geŋŋy E
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