The Visitor Center doesn't seem to fit for this particular park, especially the color. (The building off to the left is the old barn, which now houses the museum. It's a much better color--although I think they should be painted either the same shade or something a little more harmonious since they're next to each other.)
When it was time for the tour, we went out back to the house named "White Haven" originally owned by Julia's father. (Grant ended up buying it from him after the War.) The Ranger tour guide talked to us out front for a bit before we went inside. Even after seeing the paint job on the Visitor Center, I wasn't prepared for the color of the house! I asked who chose the paint, and he assured us that it was the exact shade of a popular 1870s paint color called "Paris Green". Really? Wouldn't have been my first (second, third or even fourth!) choice...
The old Ice House is still there--but since they left the door open, there's no ice, of course.
On the way out, there's a reminder of President (then General) Grant's role in the war--a brace of Howitzer cannons.
Ulysses S Grant NHS