Grant's cabin.

U.S. Grant's Log Cabin

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St. Louis, Missouri

Ulysses S. Grant built this cabin (named "Hardscrabble") mostly by himself on his small farm in 1856, then moved his family into it. It was on land given to him and his wife, Julia Dent, by her family when they had married in 1848. Julia hated the place, and after only four months they moved back in with her father in his plantation home down the road.

After Ulysses became famous, the cabin was used as a coffee shop at the 1904 St. Louis World's Fair. The Busch family (of Anheuser-Busch) bought Grant's Farm as a country estate and now operate it as a combination safari park and beer garden. The cabin was given a facelift and moved to a new spot on the property, where a jeep tramp drives you past it for quick snapshots.

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U.S. Grant's Log Cabin

Grant's Farm

10501 Gravois Rd, St. Louis, MO
April-Oct. Days and times vary seasonally. (Call to verify)
Fee charged to park.
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