Ulysses S. Grant National Historic Site

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"White Haven" redirects here. For the borough in Pennsylvania, see White Haven, Pennsylvania.
White Haven; Ulysses S. Grant National Historic Site
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Ulysses S. Grant National Historic Site is located in Missouri
Ulysses S. Grant National Historic Site
Nearest city Grantwood Village, Missouri
Coordinates 38°33′4″N 90°21′7″W / 38.55111°N 90.35194°W / 38.55111; -90.35194Coordinates: 38°33′4″N 90°21′7″W / 38.55111°N 90.35194°W / 38.55111; -90.35194
Area 9.9 acres (4.0 ha)
Built 1795 (1795)
Governing body Federal
NRHP Reference # 79003205[1]
Added to NRHP April 4, 1979

Ulysses S. Grant National Historic Site is a 9.65-acre (39,100 m2) United States National Historic Site located 10 miles (16 km) southwest of Downtown St. Louis, Missouri within the municipality of Grantwood Village. The site, also known as White Haven, commemorates the life, military career, and Presidency of Ulysses S. Grant. Five historic structures are preserved at the site including the childhood home of Julia Dent Grant, wife of Ulysses S. Grant; the couple lived in the home from 1854 to 1859.

White Haven was a plantation worked by slaves at the time Grant was married to his wife in 1848 and remained so until the end of the American Civil War.

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  1. ^ "National Register Information System". National Register of Historic Places. National Park Service. 2010-07-09. 

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