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General Grant National Memorial

122nd St. and Riverside Dr., New York City, NY 10027 (Harlem)
212-666-1640
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Ranked #218 of 858 Attractions in New York City
Type: Monuments/ Statues, Cemeteries
Description: The largest mausoleum in the U.S. is the burial site of Ulysses and Julia Grant.
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30 reviews 30 reviews
51 helpful votes 51 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 24, 2014 NEW

Easily accessed from the Metro this monument and its tombs is worth a visit if interested in history. I don't quite understand the one hour open, the next closed, but it was worth the wait to visit. Very reminiscent of Napoleon's tomb in Paris and it explains why inside. The Ranger was very helpful and happy to answer our questions.... More

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Belgrade, Serbia
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271 reviews 271 reviews
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131 helpful votes 131 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 13, 2014

I must say on this occasion, that all our visits in New York didn't pass naturally only by foot, but also by using the subway and buses and unique yellow cabs. And some descriptions of these kinds of transport I'll give in the future reviews. This time, since we planned to go to the Harlem and Washington Heights, up north... More

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Paducah, Kentucky
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11 attraction reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 2, 2014

We are history buffs and enjoy visiting historical monuments and parks. We think it is a shame that this beautiful monument isn't visited more often. The staff is very helpful, informative, and will take the time to share and answer questions. It was well worth our time.

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Toronto, Canada
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189 attraction reviews
854 helpful votes 854 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2014

Situated just west of the campus of Columbia University is the final resting place of one of the greatest figures in American history - U.S. Grant. Fittingly his wife Julia is by his side. He was an admirable man with human flaws but tremendous strength of character and supremely focused on his duty. The monument is massive and yet simple.... More

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West Palm Beach, Florida
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6 attraction reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 13, 2014

If you have an interest in the civil war or American history in general, this is a must see. But even if you are not, it is worth the trip to see the red granite sarcophagi of Grant and his wife. The setting is very peaceful, surrounded by mature trees and a view of the Hudson River.

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Rochester, New York
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7 attraction reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 9, 2014

This memorial, is in a part of NYC that few visitors ever come to. It's in a beautiful setting, and away from the maddening crowds. It was amazing how big it was, much like the memorials in Washington DC. If you are a history buff, it is worth the effort to go see it.

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Versailles, Kentucky
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17 attraction reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2014

The Memorial is near Columbia University, Riverside Church and Saint John's Cathedral; you should see all. Take the 1 train to 116th Street and walk around, having a map may be useful to aid in your walk.

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Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
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38 reviews 38 reviews
19 attraction reviews
32 helpful votes 32 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 6, 2014

We enjoyed this with our kids as they competed the junior ranger program that the park provides. I honestly can say that, without the program, there would have been little for me but to look at the structure and be inspired by its size and architecture. It's a beautiful place with an inspiring story, but you have to work to... More

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Washington DC, District of Columbia
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333 reviews 333 reviews
140 attraction reviews
199 helpful votes 199 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 2, 2014

While Grant is NOT buried here, his memorial is indeed impressive. It opens at 10, and is worth a quick visit. The park setting is wonderful, and don't miss the mosaic tiled benches that surround the memorial. They are truly unique.

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Hartford, Connecticut
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35 reviews 35 reviews
7 attraction reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2014

This is a quiet park with a beautiful memorial. The memorial itself is huge. Small rooms with flags and murals on walls. Very nice.

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