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Ulysses S. Grant Cottage National Historic Landmark

Wilton, NY, USA
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About Ulysses S. Grant Cottage National Historic Landmark
~Closed for the 2021 Season~ Visit grantcottage.org for information. Impoverished by a Ponzi-style swindle and dying of cancer, Ulysses S. Grant moved to the Cottage on June 16, 1885. With the love and support of his family, publisher Mark Twain, and the nation at large, he completed Personal Memoirs of U.S. Grant days before his death on July 23. The publication of this two-volume work ensured his family’s financial security and gave the world one of the most critically acclaimed memoirs by a U.S. president or historic military figure. The cottage remains the same as during the Grant family's stay. Tour the downstairs of the cottage with original furnishings, decorations, and personal items belonging to Grant; including the bed where he died and floral arrangements that remain from Grant's August 4th funeral. The cottage is now owned by the State of New York and open to the public by the Friends of the Ulysses S. Grant Cottage. Located 9 miles from downtown Saratoga Springs!
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Sharon D wrote a review Oct 16
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Unexpected historical gem near Saratoga, NY. My husband and I visited in October, and thoroughly enjoyed the museum, tour, and friendly personnel. Everyone made us feel welcome. Our tour was led by a knowledgeable and engaging retired teacher, Diana. She truly made the cottage come alive. What's really great is that items in the cottage are not reproductions from the era, or "what we think was here"--they were the actual items that the President and his family used. Visiting this spot, about 30 miles north of Albany, was well worth it. It's an easy drive to the Saratoga National Battlefield--so make it a complete day of American history!
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Date of experience: October 2021
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Daniel B wrote a review Oct 12
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Grant's Cottage is an absolute pleasure to visit! The grounds are beautiful, definitely check out the overlook, and the house tour was informative. Definitely plan a visit!
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Date of experience: October 2021
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Tourist57857 wrote a review Oct 11
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Beautiful. Very informative. Our guide Steve was very knowledgeable and enthusiastic. Nice to see a genuine interest in history and preservation. Unreal how much remains ORIGINAL to Grant. Live in Jersey and have been to Grant's tomb this was a nice add on to a sad part of his life. I hope to visit his birthplace and a few of the battlefields he fought on to tie it all in. A must see
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Date of experience: October 2021
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Debi W wrote a review Oct 10
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My husband and I very much enjoyed the tour of the cottage and grounds. Our tour guide was quite knowledgeable and helped us remember the important work of US Grant. Had he not had the courage to lead our country through the war we would probably be a very different country now. In addition to the great history lesson we were able to enjoy some of the best views we have seen of the Hudson River Valley and what a view - fall in all her glory!
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Peter D wrote a review Oct 9
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Our visit to Grant's cottage was excellent. The tour guide was well versed in the story, presented it well and expertly answered all the questions from the group. The tour group was 10 people, great for a personalized interpretation of Grant's time at the cottage.
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