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Address: 122nd St And Riverside Dr, New York City, NY 10027
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+1 212-666-1640
Recommended length of visit: 1-2 hours

The final resting place of President Ulysses Simpson Grant and his wife,...

The final resting place of President Ulysses Simpson Grant and his wife, Julia, is the largest mausoleum in North America. It testifies to a people's gratitude for the man who ended the bloodiest conflict in American history as Commanding General of the Union Army and then, as President of the United States, strove to heal a nation after a civil war and make rights for all citizens a reality.

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I'm not american, but had a lot of respect for people of influence like him. A little far from our hotel, but worth the sight. As soon as you enter you feel the peacefulness of... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Stephane M
Longueuil, Canada
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Longueuil, Canada
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

I'm not american, but had a lot of respect for people of influence like him. A little far from our hotel, but worth the sight. As soon as you enter you feel the peacefulness of the place. Staff was very helping giving information.

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Reviewed 1 week ago

Way uptown and off the beaten path on the banks of the Hudson. Good for Civil War buffs and you can access from the Big Bus tour. Small visitors center, nicely done memorial.

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Mississauga, Ontario, Canada
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Located in Riverside Park in New York City, Grant’s Tomb is the final resting place of Ulysses S. Grant (1822-1885) and his wife, Julia (1826-1902). Grant led the Union Army to victory over the Confederacy in the American Civil War and later served two terms as the eighteenth President of the United States (1869-1877). Grant died of throat cancer July... More 

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Garden City, New York
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

If you have any interest in the Civil War this is the place to visit. I was recently here attending a special event in honor of General Grant's birthday. The monument is outstanding and on a par with any of those in D.C. They also have a small visitors center where you can purchase gifts and books. Getting to Grant's... More 

Thank Mary C
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We recently visited Grant's Tomb, in Manhattan overlooking the Hudson River. It is the largest mausoleum in the United States, was built entirely with donations from the public, and was the largest amount ever raised by the public up to that time ($1.5 million -- roughly $40 million in 2017 dollars). The public at that time loved Grant, ranking him... More 

Thank Stu S
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

U.S. Grant (1822-1865) is famed as a great general, derided as a bad president (though this view is changing under the pressure of recent great scholarship), and hailed as author of one of the great books not just in American literature but in in world literature -- his PERSONAL MEMOIRS. Grant was interred in New York City, along with his... More 

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Chicago, Illinois
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

As a Civil War historian, I have read a dozen books devoted to the life of Ulysses S. Grant, the Civil War hero and 18th president of the United States. Aside from the Lincoln Memorial and Jefferson Memorial and Washington Monument in Washington, D.C., no other president is remembered with such a magnificent mausoleum as the General Grant National Memorial... More 

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Madison, Wisconsin
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Reviewed April 16, 2017

First of all, the day we went the lights weren't working, so we could not go down to the tomb. We could look down on the tomb from above and clearly see Grant and his wife's coffins. My daughter is a huge Grant fan, so we made the trip, even though it is not easily accessible by subway. Don't expect... More 

Thank AJ53705
New York City, New York
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Reviewed April 10, 2017

A tomb which is very similar to the French memorial for its heroes, it is filled with wonderful information about Grant that is not widely known. In addition, it is a beautiful architectural piece, set in a park designed by Olmsted, which was for many years the most visited attraction in NYC. Great for kids and students of civil war... More 

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RangerL_13, Public Relations Manager at General Grant National Memorial, responded to this review

Thank you for your visit and review! You may not have realized there is a visitor center across the street with an exhibit space, a brief film, and a bookstore. There is a map with directions at the entrance to the mausoleum, but we will be installing new signage in the area this year to help direct visitors as well. More 

Memphis, Indiana
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Reviewed April 1, 2017 via mobile

They have done a nice job with the site. There is a lot of room and it would be nice if they added more history and maybe a short film

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