Grant Birthplace in Point Pleasant is a Blue Star Museum

Linda Shuck with Historic New Richmond, stands at a sign marking the location of the U.S. Grant Birthplace in Point Pleasant.
Active duty personnel and their families are invited to visit the U.S. Grant Birthplace in Clermont County, free of charge, through Labor Day.

The Grant Birthplace has joined 1,500 museums nationwide, in offering free admission to active duty personnel, as part of the Blue Star Museum program.

“It is an honor to manage the birthplace of one of our nation’s greatest military leaders and eighteenth President of the United States, Ulysses S. Grant, and honor our military personnel and their families for their service and sacrifice,” said Historic New Richmond President Linda Shuck. Historic New Richmond has gone beyond the national Blue Star Museum program by offering free admission to the Grant Birthplace for all veterans.

The Blue Star Museum program is a collaboration between the National Endowment for the Arts, Blue Star Families, the Department of Defense, and over 1,500 museums across the country, including the Grant Birthplace in Point Pleasant.

Other local participating museums include the Promont House Museum operated by the Greater Milford Area Historical Society, the Harriet Beecher Stowe House in Cincinnati, and the Taft Museum of Art in Cincinnati.

A complete listing of museums participating is available on the website

The U.S. Grant Birthplace in Point Pleasant is located at 1551 SR 232, just off SR 52. The museum is open from 9 a.m. until 5 p.m. (closed from noon until 1 p.m. for lunch), Wednesday through Saturday, and from 1 p.m. until 5 p.m. on Sunday.