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General Grant National Memorial

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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...more
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Suggested duration: 1-2 hours
122nd St And Riverside Dr, Riverside Park, New York City, NY 10027
Morningside Heights
+1 212-666-1640
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Reviewed 1 week ago

I had heard that the area was not nice, but it was actually very pleasant. It overlooks the Hudson River, is right beside the very impressive Riverside Church, and is within a couple of blocks of Barnard College and Columbia University. We didn't go inside...More

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank Larry M
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This is an incredibly beautiful and historically powerful place to visit. Do check ahead for any closures or renovations because it is not near many other tourist stops. A must see for history buffs!

Date of experience: April 2018
Thank cPeacec
Reviewed December 13, 2018

A great place for a short visit, perhaps as part of a tour. Close to some great Harlem restaurants. Easy access and no long waiting. An overlooked gem!

Date of experience: June 2018
Thank sbcbonds
Reviewed October 17, 2018 via mobile

It doesn’t seem to be on the top of a lot of lists to visit but it’s worth finding. Very impressive sight. We can imagine how ideal the setting must have been when originally dedicated. The visitor center was worth visiting too.

Date of experience: October 2018
1  Thank C H
Reviewed September 20, 2018

i didnt know this was in nyc until i arrived and seen it on my hop on hop off map. made the stop there it is free and cool place to see. they close every other hour or something like that but if you arrive...More

Date of experience: August 2018
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Reviewed August 29, 2018 via mobile

Truly a beautiful piece of architecture situated by Riverside Park. The tomb of Grant is a little eerie, but the monument is worth a visit.

Date of experience: August 2018
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Reviewed August 6, 2018

If you haven't visited this Memorial, you are really missing one of the best attractions in the City. Timewise, it won't take 30 minutes, but the architecture and surrondings are absolutely beautiful. If you've ever visited Napoleons Tomb in Paris; its almost identical. In addition...More

Date of experience: August 2018
2  Thank everett155
Reviewed August 6, 2018

Wanted to check out since I was in area. Free to visit. Tomb in nice quiet part of upper Manhattan towards GW Bridge. Seems like the type of building you would take for granted (no pun intended) in DC, but unique to this quiet part...More

Date of experience: August 2018
1  Thank stevendale
Reviewed July 29, 2018 via mobile

I am trying to see all the presidential grave sites so this was a must see during a New York trip. The mosoleum has limited hours so check the website. The grounds do not have much to add to the experience. Beautiful building with 2...More

Date of experience: January 2017
1  Thank RandS_TX
Reviewed July 26, 2018

In a quiet neighborhood across the street from the famous Riverside Church, overlooking the Hudson River, adjacent to a clean, though well-used park. In an age of decreasing tolerance for the nude body -- whether in real-life or in depiction, the carvings of bare-breasted women...More

Date of experience: June 2018
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