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Ulysses S. Grant Memorial

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U.S. Capitol Grounds West, Washington DC, DC
+1 202-426-6841
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U.S. Capitol Grounds West, Washington DC, DC
+1 202-426-6841
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

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...More

Thank dank493
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

They are reinventing it when we were there it overlooks capital building and reflecting pool for capital. I just expected more after seeing the other memorials.

Thank DRLaskeyTrips
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This memorial involves massive dramatic statues of Union troops and horses. The statue of a very calm Grant is flanked by lions - the statue base has reliefs of marching soldiers and there are two other massive statues. One is of soldiers and horses racing...More

Thank Robert S
Reviewed September 4, 2017 via mobile

Having just visited Gettysburg, I enjoyed how realistic the monument is, with statues of the Union soldiers flanking General Grant mounted on his horse.

Thank Liz H
Reviewed August 28, 2017

Not only is the lone statue of Ulysses S. Grant tall and commanding but one on the side is rather brutal yet real. It captures what I believe, must be how the soldiers felt during the civil war. Unfortunately one side was under construction but...More

Thank A_Miracle_Day
Reviewed August 21, 2017 via mobile

Grant was the great General of the Civil War, who ended the Civil War in Virginia, restored the Union, then led the nation as President. This massive memorial, completed in 1924 after 12 years of planning and construction, pays tribute to a great General who...More

Thank Jmc5606903
Reviewed August 19, 2017

This monument is in front of the Capital near to where Old Town Trolley Tours drops off for the Capital. Pres. Lincoln needed "a general who would fight" and Ulysses Grant, "unconditional surrender Grant" was that general. General Grant led the Union armies to victory...More

Thank travellingman1352
Reviewed August 11, 2017

The Ulysses S. Grant Memorial is on the back side of Capitol Hill. you will have lots of space for photo ops

Thank JimDeBerry
Reviewed June 28, 2017 via mobile

This memorial reminds me of many others that feature a grand statue of a mounted horse. That said, it is occupying a prime location in the National Mall, behind the Capitol grounds, with a nice wide mirror lake, and surrounded by an array of stairs....More

Thank Jydeoo
Reviewed June 3, 2017

Yes, under restoration, but still visible as are the side pieces...just spectacular scale and artistry and befitting the general and president. A must see, especially if you are walking around the Capitol. Terrific position and location.

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