A Circa Guide to Affton
A small community located in South St. Louis County, Affton is home to historical landmarks such as Grant's Farm and the Oakland House, as well as local gems like Federhofer's Bakery. Nestled within Affton are several terrific dining spots and great schools.
Perhaps the most treasured landmark of the Affton community is the cabin of Ulysses S. Grant, 18th President of the United States. Built in the fall of 1855, it was home to the Grant family from 1856 to 1857 and facetiously named "Hardscrabble" by Grant's wife Julia Dent. It was dismantled and moved three times, even being used to attract crowds at the 1904 World's Fair. Purchased by August Busch Sr in 1907, it was restored to its original condition and relocated to his estate, the site of present day Grant's Farm. In addition to an up-close view of the Grant Cabin, visitors to the farm enjoy free admission, tram rides through the exotic animal park and complimentary samples of Anheuser-Busch products in the Bauernhof courtyard. Attracting more than half a million visitors a year, Grant's Farm sits on 273 acres and is located at Gravois and Grant Road.