Mondays with Morie–Episode 2–Grant’s Farm

One of the things my husband has said repeatedly is that he has never been to Grant’s Farm.

The farm was given to former President, Ulysses S. Grant by his wife, Julia Dent’s parents prior to their marriage. It is now owned by the Busch family, who owned the Anheuser-Busch Brewing Company for many years until it was sold to InBev in 2008. Grant’s Farm has been an animal reserve for many years and is open to the public for free; however, there is a parking fee of $15 per vehicle. This fee helps to maintain the farm. The farm is home to such animals as bisons, camels, Kangaroos, Donkeys, goats, peacocks and Budweiser Clydesdales and many more. Most of these animals can be seen by visitors on a tram tour of the deer park region of the park, while the Clydesdales are found in their nearby barn and pastures. The farm also contains a cabin called “Hardscrabble,” which was built by Ulysses S. Grant in 1856 on another part of the property and later relocated to Grant’s Farm. It is the only remaining structure that was hand-built by a U.S. president prior to assuming office.

A tram takes you around the park to the central area which has petting and feeding pens.

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