Ulysses S. Grant Memorial
Ulysses S. Grant Memorial
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  • Federal Center SW • 8 min walk
  • Capitol South • 10 min walk
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4.0
4.0 of 5 bubbles138 reviews
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Daniel L
Apex, NC757 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
May 2021
A wonderfully fitting memorial for a true American hero, the Grant Memorial sits in a perfect spot in front of the large pool, with the Capitol building on the opposite side - creating some great views.

The memorial itself is very large and imposing, and contains quite a few parts to it. Would 100% recommend checking it and the surrounding area out.
Written May 25, 2021
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Raintree_Thailand
Bangkok, Thailand4,182 contributions
3.0 of 5 bubbles
Aug 2023 • Solo
There are thousands of statues of famous and semi-famous individuals on horses around the world. The Ulysses S Grant Memorial is nothing really any more impressive than most of the others. The one thing that sets it apart is that it's located smack dab in front of the Capitol Building (not sure what the proponents of this memorial did to secure such a prime spot, but there it is).
Written September 7, 2023
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5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jun 2022 • Solo
PROS
• Impressive statue of the general and president on his horse
• Great Location exactly at the Reflecting Pool
• Directly in front of the Capitol Building
• Great detail in its depiction of him
• Two more statues - one on each side- showing Civil War battles
• Bas- relief showing more struggles of war
• Symbolic to have the general who led the war effort to preserve the Union at one end of the National Mall and the President who presided over its unification- Lincoln- at the other end

CONS
Not much written printed or engraved explanation of what this is, who it is and what it represents- its significance and its Central location

“I VISITED THIS PLACE”…
… while exploring Capitol Hill. I was thrilled to discover these statues and took many photos, which I hope that you will find “helpful.”

TIP
Of course you should go and see this.
Written August 7, 2022
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RunningDuff
165 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Dec 2014 • Solo
This is just one of the many things to see while your walking around DC. It's well worth a look as you pass it by on the way to another famous building.
Written November 9, 2015
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🥳 🎉 🥳 Keep Life Simple 🥳🎉🥳
Pittsburgh, PA121,650 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Apr 2018 • Couples
We only stopped for 10 minutes on our bus tour on our way to the Capital. It is a large statue and great for history buffs
Written April 11, 2018
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dank493
Falcon, CO329 contributions
3.0 of 5 bubbles
Sep 2017 • Couples
In a city filled with monuments and memorials, it is important to pick the ones you are the most interested in seeing. The General Grant memorial quite a fitting tribute to the man who helped save the Union, who helped put an end to the bloody war and who (in ending the war) played a large part in ending slavery in the United States. He is surrounded by lions and immediately outside the capitol building.
Written September 30, 2017
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Tortuggies
Catonsville, MD17 contributions
3.0 of 5 bubbles
Jul 2020 • Friends
Pretty cool statue of Ulysses S. Grant and in a pretty cool location as well, being right in front of the Capital building
Written August 30, 2020
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Davieland
Auckland, New Zealand983 contributions
3.0 of 5 bubbles
Oct 2019 • Family
As memorials for, its OK. It’s a shame the pond was drained when we were there. Great views of the US Capitol and back towards the Washington Monument.
Written November 1, 2019
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Chris S
Maidstone, UK161 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Sep 2019
The statue itself is very impressive and the location provides magnificent views of the Capitol. At the time of writing the reflection pool was empty which was disappointing. However I would recommend visiting for some great photo opportunities.
Written October 1, 2019
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TLBPsyD
Gilbert, AZ1,676 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jun 2019 • Family
Do you know about the history of statues when people are in horseback? Look it up! The kids found it interesting to learn about the position of the horse’s legs as it relates to how the rider may have passed.
Written June 19, 2019
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