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Well preserved time capsule

Great tour and very knowledgeable and friendly tour guide. Very cool to see the cottage and... read more

Reviewed 5 days ago
Explorer581183
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Worth the drive up

The cottage is well preserved with a lot of original items used by Grant during his last days. Stop... read more

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
DZ07
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Impoverished by a Ponzi-style swindle and dying of throat cancer, Ulysses S. Grant moved to the Cottage on June 16, 1885. With the love and support of his family, his publisher Mark Twain and the nation at large, he completed Personal Memoirs of...more
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1000 Mt McGregor Rd, Wilton, NY 12831-1223
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Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

Great tour and very knowledgeable and friendly tour guide. Very cool to see the cottage and interior as it was when Grant was there. We had a great time.

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MelissaS6181, Executive Director at Ulysses S. Grant Cottage, responded to this reviewResponded 3 days ago

We're so happy to hear that you enjoyed your visit. Thanks for taking the time to leave a review!

Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The cottage is well preserved with a lot of original items used by Grant during his last days. Stop at the visitor center to get the tickets for a tour, which are timed entries. In addition to the house, the guide will also tell you...More

Thank DZ07
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Having just finished Ron Chernow's Grant, I was thrilled to visit the place where Grant finished his memoirs and spent the last days of his life. (Loved the book, BTW.) The guide was so knowledgeable and gave a great tour, covering just the last year...More

Thank Sharon P
Melissa S, Executive Director at Ulysses S. Grant Cottage, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Thanks so much for visiting and for leaving a wonderful review!

Reviewed 5 weeks ago via mobile

If you’re in Saratoga and a fan of history, this place is not to be missed. I didn’t know what to expect going to Grants Cottage, but it ended up being one of the best presidential homes I’ve ever visited. The site is open Weds-Sun...More

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Reviewed August 12, 2018 via mobile

We had a great opportunity to bring our 9 year old twin boys, and father to a civil war re-enactment in Wilton, NY. There they gave us free tickets to get into the Grant Cottage which was 5 minutes away. What a great day spent...More

Thank Kelly V
Reviewed August 12, 2018 via mobile

Ok, so you wouldn’t drive cross country to visit a place where someone died. But if you’re in the area (Saratoga Springs) and you enjoy American, and particularly Civil War, history then consider a stop. It’s as if you’re walking into the later 19th century...More

Thank Hugh S
Reviewed July 23, 2018

This is a must see sight on any civil war student's itinerary. The building is in excellent shape and most items are where they were when Grant passed away. The tour guide was excellent and was very knowledgeable about Grant and the property.

Thank Joe K
Reviewed July 22, 2018

This tour focused primarily on Grant's last days before he succumbed to throat cancer. We were amazed at how little has changed on the property since his death nearly 135 years ago. You will see the bed he died in its same location. His son...More

1  Thank HappyTrails082013
Reviewed July 21, 2018

This is one of those hidden gems you’ve probably driven by hundreds of times and didn’t know it was there. That was true for me. Since this was located on the same property which had the Mount McGregor Correctional Facility, it wasn’t high on my...More

1  Thank Dave M
Reviewed July 4, 2018 via mobile

What a great find! Wish it had shown up in our original searches of historical places near Albany, Lake George, and the Saratoga areas. We were thankful to come across it in a book and map quested to see how close it was! Amazing that...More

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Melissa S, Executive Director at Ulysses S. Grant Cottage, responded to this reviewResponded July 5, 2018

We're so glad that you found us and enjoyed your visit!

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L B
June 21, 2018|
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Response from MelissaS6181 | Property representative |
Our tours are 30-45 minutes in length and begin every 30 minutes, with the last tour of the day at 3:30 p.m.
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Response from singlemomoftwins | Reviewed this property |
When I visited, we entered at the side door. There are still stairs, but there is a railing. We exited out the front door, but there is a wrap-around porch and you can easily walk around to the side stairs. There is a... More
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