Ulysses S. Grant National Historic Site focuses on Ulysses S. Grant, Julia Dent Grant, and the stories of enslaved African Americans. At Grant’s White Haven home, where he lived in the 1850s, visitors experience the nation’s political turbulence over the slavery issue, its aftermath, and Grant’s legacy.
As a Civil War general, Grant led an army comprised of many ethnicities, including African Americans, that destroyed slavery. As a Reconstruction president, he worked to protect the lives and rights of recently freed African Americans. Park exhibits and programs explore Grant’s role in securing freedom and civil rights for all citizens, regardless of color.
St. Louis Missouri United States