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General Grant National Memorial

307 Reviews

General Grant National Memorial

307 Reviews
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hrobinson1114 wrote a review May 2020
Hopkinsville, Kentucky1,561 contributions71 helpful votes
I did not visit the inside of the memorial. From everything I’ve read, it’s simple, and not terribly in-depth. I went by on an early morning where it was completely deserted, the weather was cool, and there was a nice breeze. There were remnants of Memorial Day and a black lives matter demonstration. It was wonderful to contemplate world events while admiring the impressive architecture of Grant’s Tomb, the largest mausoleum in North America. Grant was a complicated, tragic character. I would recommend learning some about him, then visiting during a quiet time, to truly enjoy your surroundings. It’s in a nice quiet area near Riverside Park in the Harlem neighborhood. It’s less than a mile from the famous Apollo theater and could be part of a nice stroll around Harlem.
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Date of experience: May 2020
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Jerome M wrote a review May 2020
Gary, Indiana1,440 contributions101 helpful votes
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General U.S. Grant is an American hero to the Union Army. It was through his leadership that the Civil War was won by the North. There is a lot of history on this man in the gift shop. This memorial is good, but the real information is located in the gift shop by viewing the film. You will learn things that you didn't know. There is no parking lot so you have to do the best you can. A good way to spend an hour or two.
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Date of experience: June 2019
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Mark E wrote a review Feb 2020
Salt Lake City, Utah51 contributions33 helpful votes
Grant was a soldier, a president and a civil rights leader. His tomb is understated and classic just like him. Easy to reach with bus or subway. In beautiful Roverside Park. A quiet slice of American history.
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Date of experience: February 2020
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MedfordMA wrote a review Oct 2019
Medford, Massachusetts97 contributions21 helpful votes
I found it odd, this burial site for Grant and his wife, just because this isn't what is typically done here in the USA - except perhaps in DC. It's quite a grand structure - really beautiful and moving. Talk to to a ranger and take a tour. Then tour the surrounding area as well. Very very nice. Highly recommend.
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Date of experience: October 2019
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Angela M wrote a review Sep 2019
Omaha, Nebraska11 contributions3 helpful votes
My husband wanted to visit the memorial, and I’m so happy we did. The mausoleum is beautiful. Blake, the park ranger, gave a 15-minute talk in General Grant, and he was wonderful. It was a great surprise! The area outside is in a bit of disrepair, but it just needs a little love and care. The visitor center is small but nice. I highly recommend a visit to this beautiful memorial, especially for the park ranger talk.
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Date of experience: September 2019
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