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General Grant National Memorial

122nd St. and Riverside Dr., New York City, NY 10027 (Harlem)
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Ranked #237 of 830 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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Brisbane, Queensland
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127 reviews 127 reviews
111 attraction reviews
45 helpful votes 45 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 5, 2014

The General Grant National Memorial is a bit out of the way but I was glad I made the effort to go. The mausoleum is both simple and grand at the same time. You are able to walk right down to the level where the General and his wife and entombed to pay your respects. The bookshop across the street... More

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New York City, New York
13 reviews 13 reviews
10 attraction reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 4, 2014

Let me first say I am an avid NPS junkie and more times than not anything with the NPS stamp is a worthy educational experience. I have been making my way through the NPS sites in NYC and was excited to finally get up to Grants Tomb. 1. The Tomb is beautiful if you can get in. The alternating hours... More

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Hebron, lsrael
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104 attraction reviews
125 helpful votes 125 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed February 3, 2014

General Ulysses S. Grant died in 1885, & was reburied here when the structure, freely modeled on the ancient Mausoleum at Halicarnassus (today in Turkey), was completed in 1897. The building is visually impressive, & entry is free, to boot; but the historically knowledgeable visitor cannot help but ponder over how such a vicious war criminal, & a declared anti-Semite,... More

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51 reviews 51 reviews
26 attraction reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 2, 2014

The place is nice, right by the Hudson river and not crowded at all. There are 2 small rooms on each side to see the different flags and maps of the wars in which Gral. Grant fought, and stairs to access the lower level in order to see the tombs.

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New Albany, MS
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56 attraction reviews
32 helpful votes 32 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 5, 2014

Located in a pretty area by the Hudson River. Beautiful on the outside. Has strange hours. When we first came up it was closed at 345p but opened back up at 4p. We just walked over to Riverside Church until it reopened. The employee there was nice but besides him we were the only 2 people there. It is beautiful... More

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Albuquerque, New Mexico
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13 attraction reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 1, 2013

This monument and tomb of General Grant and his wife was unexpectedly interesting. Finding ourselves near it, we went in. First, it is a huge, gorgeous mausoleum. The adoration and tribute that is being bestowed is unbelievable. The stone work, cupola and details of the building are breathtaking. If you are near, do stop in.

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Alexandria, Virginia
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23 attraction reviews
50 helpful votes 50 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 16, 2013

This is a lovely spot and the burial Site of one of our Presidents. The location is wonderful and worth a look. The visitor center is a bit lacking but this is a place worthy of a visit.

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Dardenne Prairie, Missouri
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49 reviews 49 reviews
6 attraction reviews
26 helpful votes 26 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 1, 2013

The monument itself is a quick stop - take a few minutes to absorb the peace and quiet inside the massive marble building, then a few more to stroll around the outside and take some pictures. We didn't get to see the visitor center, but Grant is an important and controversial figure in our history, so if you're not already... More

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186 reviews 186 reviews
21 attraction reviews
331 helpful votes 331 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 4, 2013

We hopped off of the tour bus at this stop as a spur of the moment visit and were glad we did. The memorial and grounds are beautiful, and the building is opened to visitors every couple of hours. Although not a large building, the architecture is impressive and the area that houses the tombs of General Grant and his... More

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Phoenix, AZ
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57 reviews 57 reviews
18 attraction reviews
36 helpful votes 36 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 13, 2013

1) it's free. How many things in NYC are? 2) if you happen to arrive at the same time as a bunch of tour buses, wait about 10 minutes. They swarm in, snap photos and are gone. We waited until the place was empty (literally empty) and had a nice conversation with the Park ranger who was awesome: spent time... More

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