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U.S. Grant Birthplace

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Humble Beginnings for an Amazing Man!

Visiting Presidential Homes is our hobby. We had recently visited McGregors Mountain where Grant... read more

Reviewed 5 October 2018
Rebecca L
US Grant's early childhood home, worth a stop.

Docents seem knowledgeable and pleasant at this location which is seldom crowded. It is easy to see... read more

Reviewed 7 August 2018
Amelia, Ohio
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The birthplace of Civil War General and 18th President of the United States -- Ulysses S. Grant. Originally a one-room frame cottage that Grant's father Jesse rented while he worked as foreman for the local tannery.
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1551 State Route 232, Point Pleasant, OH 45153-9301
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Reviewed 5 October 2018

Visiting Presidential Homes is our hobby. We had recently visited McGregors Mountain where Grant wrote his memoirs and then died. So when traveling to Ohio, we were anxious to visit his birthplace. Our guide was an informative young man who was passionate about his subject....More

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank Rebecca L
Reviewed 21 August 2018

Ulysses S. Grant's birthplace is a gem along the Ohio River. Only a short drive from Cincinnati, this attraction is a must-see for anyone interested in U.S. history. The house is very small, but contains many interesting artifacts. The best part of the attraction by...More

Date of experience: August 2018
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Reviewed 7 August 2018

Docents seem knowledgeable and pleasant at this location which is seldom crowded. It is easy to see with such a small house why the family moved up to Georgetown for Ulysses education away from the occasional floods on the Ohio.

Date of experience: April 2018
Thank lawrence0714
Reviewed 9 July 2018

Visited on the 4th of July to celebrate our Nation's freedom. I called first to make sure somebody was there to give us a tour. I would do this as they come and go. The house has an interesting history and several items from the...More

Date of experience: July 2018
Thank phislamajama
Reviewed 3 July 2018

Even though the house is very small, I can say if I were single, it could be a neat little home to live in. It does make a person think of how spoiled we as a Society have become once you hear of how many...More

Date of experience: June 2018
Thank MikeN2804
Reviewed 2 July 2018 via mobile

Grant’s birthplace is a small house that was one room initially. They later added another room. Grant only lived here for 13 months. What it lacks in size it has in information about his early life and that of his parents, Jesse Root Grant and...More

Date of experience: July 2018
Thank jgbtravels
Reviewed 29 June 2018

This was my second paid tour and I walked away with a little more knowledge about the Grant Family and the house. Apparently the house has been moved more than once (years ago) to be on display in different towns. Just a couple months after...More

Date of experience: June 2018
Thank Abby G
Reviewed 20 May 2018

We had just enough time to stop and look at the building, read signs and take pictures. They were closing in about five minutes and the lady working there came out to see if we wanted to come in. We told her of our time...More

Date of experience: May 2018
Thank autismadvocate
Reviewed 16 May 2018

I briefly stopped here and although the house was supposed to be open it was locked with no signs of being open. That being said, there is a large informational panel in front of the house about Grant's childhood and the house's history. I am...More

Date of experience: April 2018
Thank AJOhio
Reviewed 11 December 2017

Although the posted hours indicated it should have been open, it was closed when we visited on a Thursday afternoon in October. There’s a panel near the house that gives a little history, including the fact that the house toured the country as a relic...More

Date of experience: October 2017
Thank James M
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