Join the Parkway Adventurers On a Tour of White Haven, estate of General and President Ulysses S. Grant

Event Date: 05/31/2023


Join the Parkway Adventures on a visit to the beautiful estate White Haven, National Historic Site, General Ulysses S. Grant’s St. Louis home on Wednesday, May 31. Meet at PUCC’s parking lot at 9:30 am for carpooling or 10 am at White Haven, 7400 Grant Road (opposite Grant’s Farm). Grant was a Civil War General credited with saving the Union, and the 18th President of the United States. We’ll explore the grounds and museum from 10-11, and take a reserved tour of the White Haven estate at 11. Admission and tour are free. After White Haven, you are invited to join us for lunch at Fitz’s SoCo, 5244 S. Lindbergh.

White Haven was built between 1812 and 1816, one of the oldest homes in St. Louis County today. It was built by the Dent family, and Julia Dent eventually became Grant’s wife. The Grants lived at White Haven before and after the Civil War, and visited the estate during Grant’s presidency. For the tour, the house has an accessible entrance and all but one room on the main floor is completely accessible. The winter kitchen in the basement is accessible only by stairs but there is photo information available. https://www.nps.gov/ulsg/index.htm Please RSVP to Donna Fauss, donnafauss@gmail.com or text/call (314)650-2607 so that we can have a head count for the guided tour. The more the merrier.


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Post Date: May 19, 2023


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