U.S. Grant Birthplace

U.S. Grant Birthplace "I was born on the 27th of April, 1822, at Point Pleasant, Clermont County, Ohio."The Personal Memoi Grant

"I was born on the 27th of April, 1822, at Point Pleasant, Clermont County, Ohio."The Personal Memoirs of Ulysses S.

A glorious end of summer day at the Birthplace.  Open through the month of September Wednesdays through Saturdays 10am t...

A glorious end of summer day at the Birthplace. Open through the month of September Wednesdays through Saturdays 10am to 5pm and Sundays 1 to 5pm.

https://youtube.com/watch?v=teDJYHksyMo&feature=shareAs we honor U.S. Grant during the 200th anniversary year of his hum...


As we honor U.S. Grant during the 200th anniversary year of his humble birth, let us remember those that honored him and his accomplishments at the time of his death in 1885.

More than one million grieving people line the streets of New York City at Grant’s funeral. His pallbearers included both Union and Confederate generals. Nar...

Honoring two great American heroes.  Ulysses S. Grant and Charles Young.  Mr. & Mrs. Grant portrayed by Mr. & Mrs. Curt ...

Honoring two great American heroes. Ulysses S. Grant and Charles Young. Mr. & Mrs. Grant portrayed by Mr. & Mrs. Curt Fields.

Celebrating Grant’s 200th at the Fair!

Celebrating Grant’s 200th at the Fair!

From conversation with German Chancellor Otto Von Bismarck, June 1878 during Grant's post Presidency around the world to...

From conversation with German Chancellor Otto Von Bismarck, June 1878 during Grant's post Presidency around the world tour.

The U.S. Grant Birthplace was on the grounds of the Ohio State Fair from 1896 to 1936 protected from the elements inside...

The U.S. Grant Birthplace was on the grounds of the Ohio State Fair from 1896 to 1936 protected from the elements inside a magnificent limestone and glass structure.


U.S. Grant Birthplace's cover photo


Dr. Ramona Ortega and students from the University of Akron's Political Science and History programs stopped by this afternoon. It was a joy talking about the lives of the Grants to students from multiple states, Nigeria and Korea.


Looking for a good read by the fire this fall? From the author of Hamilton, Pulitzer Prize winner Ron Chernow's new book, GRANT, will be released October 10th.


Morning visit from the members of LEAD; future leaders of Clermont County representing many professions and various backgrounds.


Michael Fowler from Melbourne, Australia paid a visit yesterday as part of his trip through America to visit presidential sites. His journey is taking 2 months as he visits 25 states exploring the lives of 30 presidents at 170 sites while covering 6000 miles.


Bob and his granddaughter Ashley from Plainview, Minnesota stopped in this morning. They have been visiting family in New Richmond and wanted to visit before taking in New Richmond's River Days festivities.


Though my French was limited and their English equally limited, our admiration for Grant bridged the gap. Etienne's interest in Grant began as a teen reading the graphic novel, "Les Tuniques Bleues" in the 1970's. It was a series about the American Civil War and featured Grant in its latter issues. Now an Astronomer in Gujurieux, France, Etienne and his wife Evelynne made the Birthplace a must stop visit while on their way to Chattanooga to view Monday's eclipse.


The Crary family from Dallas, TX braved a few showers while on their way to Columbus today. The request to stop was made by their son Tyler, who had done a report on Grant for school this year.


Allen from Harrison seems to bear a resemblance to Grant. What do you think?


Shiloh National Military Park

On this day 155 years ago, the Federal District of West Tennessee was extended to embrace the Army of the Mississippi (US), commanded by Major General John Pope/ Major General W.S. Rosecrans. The entire district was placed under the command of Major General Ulysses S. Grant after General Henry Halleck was promoted to general of all the U.S. armies in Washington D.C.


Delightful morning visit from the Children of the American Revolution: Fort Pickawillany. We talked, not only about U.S. Grant, but the Grant Family ties to Connecticut and how his father, Jesse Root Grant, was named in honor of Jesse Root. Jesse Root was originally a Lieutenant Colonel then Adjutant General in the Connecticut militia in the Revolutionary War. He then served as the Chief Justice to the Connecticut Supreme Court.



The capture of the Confederate river fortress at Vicksburg, Mississippi on July 4, 1863 was a major turning point of the Civil War. But did you know that Grant demanded an unconditional surrender at Vicksburg—and was rebuffed?

On July 3, 1863, white flags began to appear above the Confederate fortifications. Then John Pemberton rode out into no-man’s land—Grant went to meet him. Pemberton wanted to open negotiation for the surrender of the city and his army.

Early in the war, Grant earned the nickname “Unconditional Surrender” for the terms he bluntly offered to the Confederate garrison at Fort Donelson, Tennessee. He made the same offer at Vicksburg, but Pemberton refused. The two men parted with only an agreement to a brief cease-fire. Later that night, Grant relented. He offered parole to Pemberton and his army, which the Confederate general accepted. The surrender was finalized the next day, July 4, 1863, and the Union army took control of the city. In recognition of that day, the townsfolk of Vicksburg did not celebrate Independence Day for 81 years following the siege.

Pictured: Pemberton's Headquarters. Where he made the decision to surrender the city
Watch the events come alive with our Vicksburg Animated Map.
https://www.civilwar.org/learn/maps/vicksburg-animated-map Vicksburg National Military Park



On this date in 1862, President Abraham Lincoln sent a telegram to Major General Henry Halleck here in Corinth. The short message was really a letter of introduction to Governor/Senator William Sprague of Rhode Island, however, there was an interesting missive tucked away in the correspondence. “I know the object of his visit to you. He has my cheerful consent to go, but not my direction. He wishes to get you and part of your force, one or both, to come here. You already know I should be exceedingly glad of this.”

Though Halleck was facing criticism for the lack of aggressiveness during the Siege of Corinth there was no denying his exceptional talents in planning and organization. The Union victories at Fort Donelson, Shiloh, Island No. 10, and yes, Corinth, were all conducted on his watch.

Sprague’s visit to Corinth did not result in any troops moving east. “Old Brains” Halleck (a nick-name he had acquired during the recent siege) believed the war would be won in the west and refused to transfer any troops. Halleck responded that even if he came to Washington he would advise only one thing: all forces in the East must be under the direction of one leader. What he was suggesting was the revival of the post of general-in-chief.

The president agreed and summoned Henry Halleck east to assume the role as the leading General of the Army of the United States. Six days later Halleck received his appointment. The defenses of Corinth were delegated to Maj. Gen. Ulysses S. Grant and that was the last Corinth ever saw of Henry Halleck.

Images: Henry Halleck, William Sprague


Adelaide and Diane white from Warren, Ohio braved the morning's heavy rains to come talk about their favorite President today.


Guy and Amy from Cincinnati couldn't resist stopping in on a beautiful Saturday while out for a drive on the Ohio Scenic Byway.


David Williams, a reenactor with the 35th Ohio Volunteer Infantry, stopped to have his picture taken with the Lieutenant General this afternoon.


The Wrights and Feurers of Cincinnati spent a lovely afternoon at the Birthplace and enjoyed meeting them.


The Maruccis from Dallas, TX paid us a visit today while visiting Cincinnati for the first time. We had a wonderful discussion of all things Grant.


Hope everyone is enjoying their Memorial Day Weekend and thanks to all who served and those that gave the ultimate sacrifice. Feel free to Post a picture of your Veteran in comments to say thank you.


Had a wonderful visit from Bob Wolfe today. Bob is a direct descendent of Thomas Page's son, John Page. Thomas is responsible for Bringing Jessie Grant to Point Pleasant to take charge of Thomas's tannery which was located where Grant Memorial Church stands now, in the background.


Morning rain showers cleared and did not dampen the spirits of St. Veronica's 5th graders this afternoon!


"Well"... had a lovely visit from historians and educators from Mercer County this morning.


Had a wonderful time talking about history with members of the Acheson and Rowan families of Cincinnati this weekend!


Happy Mother's Day wishes from Hannah Simpson Grant to all!


Members of the Haugh and Randall families representing Ohio, Tennessee, North Carolina and Florida stopped in this morning for a wonderful visit!


Scholars from the Mt. Auburn Academy visited the Birthplace yesterday. Thanks to all teachers and school administrators who appreciate the value and impact of experiential learning to their students.


"Let us have peace"


General Grant taking the time to talk and have his picture taken with a young historian.


1551 State Route 232
Point Pleasant, OH

Opening Hours

Monday 10am - 5pm
Wednesday 10am - 5pm
Thursday 10am - 5pm
Friday 10am - 5pm
Saturday 10am - 5pm
Sunday 1pm - 5pm


(513) 497-0492


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Humble Beginnings

"I was born on the 27th of April, 1822, at Point Pleasant, Clermont County, Ohio." - The Personal Memoirs of Ulysses S. Grant

Ulysses S. Grant United States presidents have always been fond of pointing out their humble beginnings. The presidential candidate of the nineteenth century who was fortunate enough to have been born in a log cabin would have been foolish to permit the fact to be lost on the voting public. Ulysses S. Grant, eighteenth president of the United States, was not born in a log cabin. However, his birth on April 27, 1822 in a quiet and unpretentious Ohio River hamlet and early childhood in nearby Georgetown, Ohio, established in him a kinship and identification with the people he would one day serve as President.

The small frame cottage in Point Pleasant was the birthplace of the first child of tanner Jesse Grant and his wife, Hannah. Hiram Ulysses Grant was the christened name of the child. It would later be mistakenly changed at West Point to Ulysses S. Grant.Ulysses


Big things are happening in New Richmond, Pt. Pleasant and Batavia all to celebrate the 200th Birthday of our Favorite Son, General and President Ulysses S. Grant’s .
There will be activities in N.R. and at the Grant Birthplace on April 23rd and 24th. There will be free tours of the cottage house, with docents telling the history of Grant’s birth, the cottage and Pt. Pleasant. The Forget Me Not dancers will put on their program of dances of the period, National Park Ranger with a program about Grants connection to President Taft. We will be adding programs, so keeping checking our site.
Below are sites for events.
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"From the homes of U.S. presidents to sites that shaped the future of the United States, these destinations across Ohio help tell the story of our nation." - Ohio Magazine

Check out our recent highlight in the July/ August issue of Ohio Magazine, alongside other great sites here in Ohio!


James A. Garfield National Historic Site, U.S. Grant Birthplace, Campus Martius and Ohio River Museum, Fort Meigs: Ohio's War of 1812 Battlefield, Harding Presidential Sites, Perry's Victory and International Peace Memorial, Charles Young Buffalo Soldiers National Monument, Dayton Aviation Heritage National Historical Park, John Rankin House, Rutherford B. Hayes Presidential Library & Museums, McKinley Presidential Library & Museum
I visited the U.S. Grant Birthplace Historical Site yesterday. The two young gentlemen at the site were very friendly and helpful during my tour. I highly recommend this venue to anyone interested in U.S History, especially the American Civil War. Thanks to the Ohio Historical Society for preserving our history!
Many interesting things that have happened throughout the course of history... happened right here in Ohio. Some of our favorite travel writers have come together to bring you a list of the 19 Best Historic Attractions in Ohio. Tell us how many you have visited & which is your fave?

Perry's Victory and International Peace Memorial, Armstrong Air & Space Museum, Rutherford B. Hayes Presidential Library & Museums, Adena Mansion & Garden Society, Lanterman's Mill, Newark Earthworks Center, Stan Hywet Hall & Gardens, Historic Roscoe Village, Dayton Aviation Heritage National Historical Park, Edison Birthplace Association, Inc., Fort Meigs: Ohio's War of 1812 Battlefield, Ohio State Reformatory MRPS, U.S. Grant Birthplace, James A. Garfield National Historic Site & more
I'm here now. A lovely little house. Grant was born in a one-room house.
Greg Roberts you are awesome!! WE loved the tour and information so much!!! We are still talking about all we learned and saw! Thank you so much!!! Cleveland Hiking Club!
This is from our visit last Saturday, September 9.
Dick & Terry Allen Spencer, Plainville, CT; John & Lois Shaffer, Canton, Pennsylvania; and Missy Allen Ardinger, Chambersburg, PA. In town for birthday celebrations.
Thanks so much for a very interesting tour at Grant's birthplace. We will be back.
Delightful stop! Wonderful history and lovely scenery as you drive along the Ohio River. Be sure to include Grant's boyhood home approx 30 minutes from this site. The old schoolhouse has been carefully restored but it is open less; check availability before you go. But this loop tour was an unexpected and thoroughly enjoyable trip!