Along with National Parks, there is also Historic Sites, Rivers, Beaches, Trails, Memorials and others. Having the America the Beautiful pass allows us access to different venues where there is a fee.
While we were in St. Louis we found a Historic Site of Former President Ulysses S Grant. White Haven, the historical site of Ulysses S Grants which commemorates his life as a general and president. This is also the childhood home of his wife, Julia Dent Grant.
The home of the Grants was preserved for all to get a glimpse of his life before he became President. Even though he is buried in New York, this was the place he called home and raised 3 children. His In-Laws lived in the home as well.
There is a 22 minute movie of Grant’s life, a ranger led tour, and a self-guided tour of the home. The buildings are original and the barn has been converted into a museum. Definitely worth the stop. Admission is free and you can spend about 2 hours enjoying this piece of history.
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