Free: Ulysses S. Grant in St. Louis -- Farming, Family, and Slavery at White Haven

by  Ulysses S. Grant National Historic Site

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Join a park ranger at Ulysses S. Grant National Historic Site for a free virtual tour of White Haven, the St. Louis home of Ulysses S. Grant before the Civil War. On this tour, students will learn about Ulysses S. Grant's life as a farmer, his wife Julia Dent Grant (who grew up at White Haven), and the lives of numerous enslaved African Americans who lived and worked at White Haven before the American Civil War. Major themes of this tour include slavery, farming, causes of the Civil War, and the importance of family to Ulysses S. Grant.

Each 60-minute program is facilitated by a park ranger who will lead your students in a virtual lesson. Enhance your experience with pre and post program lesson plans made with the virtual classroom in mind.

Programs run Monday through Friday and are recommended for students in third through fifth grade.

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About This Program


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60 mins (though program length can be adapted to accommodate your needs)

Target Audience

Education: Grade(s) 3, 4, 5, Learning Pod

Minimum participants:


Maximum participants:

There is no maximum, but for optimum interactivity, we suggest no more than 30 students.

Primary Disciplines

Social Studies/History

Program Delivery Mode

Videoconference – Webcam/desktop (Zoom, Google Meet, Cisco WebEx, GoToMeeting, Microsoft Teams, etc...)
Microsoft Teams

Booking Information

Programs are available by request, Monday-Friday, between 9:00 am and 4:00 pm Central.

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For more information contact CILC at (507) 388-3672

Provider's Cancellation Policy

Trips may be canceled or reschedule up to 24 hours before the program start time.

About This Provider

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Ulysses S. Grant National Historic Site

St. Louis, MO
United States

Nick Sacco
314-842-1867 ext.229

Program Details


A National Park Service Ranger will provide the following during your program:
1: Virtual Tour of White Haven.
2. Educational interpretation of the history of the site and the people who live at White Haven before the Civil War. Student engagement will be encouraged throughout the program.
3. Time is allowed for questions and answers.


Students will be able to:
1. Identify Grant's contributions as an American President.
2. Explore the different life experiences of the Grant family and the enslaved African Americans that lived at White Haven.