General Grant National Memorial

General Grant National Memorial, New York City

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General Grant National Memorial

General Grant National Memorial
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COVID-19 Response UPDATE: Beginning August 26, 2020, General Grant NM reopened access to: General Grant NM Main Plaza General Grant NM Overlook Pavilion With public health in mind, the following facilities/operations remain CLOSED/suspended at this time: General Grant NM Mausoleum and Mosaic Benches General Grant NM Visitor Center and Public Restroom Facilities Check Website for latest information about site access, virtual tours, and, upcoming events Site description: A Unit of the National Park Service, the site serves as the final resting place of President Ulysses S. Grant and his wife, Julia. This is also 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 the 18th President of the United States, who strove to heal a nation after a civil war and make rights for all citizens a reality.
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hrobinson1114
Nashville, TN2,556 contributions
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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.
Written May 31, 2020
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dustythoughts
Manchester, CT1,623 contributions
This gorgeous memorial and burial spot of Ulysses S. Grant, general and former president, is a serene space, a restful area for walking, contemplation, and general outdoor enjoyment. The building itself is beautiful and vividly white against the foliage, and there's a nearby gift shop where you can watch a film about him. There are plenty of nearby benches if you want to sit and relax, or you can walk along the pathways. It's too bad this memorial isn't better-known, but it's a bit out of the way from the usual press of museums. The last I heard, the inside of the memorial was closed for the pandemic.
Written May 27, 2021
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B1714D
Belgrade, Serbia14,267 contributions
This was my third visit to NYC, but the very first time I've visited this memorial.
We did it after our Harlem tour, as the memorial is at the western Harlem, by the Hudson river.
It is set in a beautiful park, with a calm atmosphere. The tree arched walkway made a spectacular site while approaching it.
However, we were disappointed finding it closed due to Covid ??!!
Written June 23, 2022
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LittleSis54
Chicago, IL220 contributions
From the news I had been watching, I was under the impression New York City had reopened in July. On our visit we arrived to find many museums closed during the week, and Grant's Memorial, a national venue, was also fenced off and gates chained. We at least got to see the outside, but it was disappointing.
Written July 12, 2021
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Jerome M
Gary, IN1,596 contributions
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.
Written May 28, 2020
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MJL59
Colchester, CT28 contributions
They allow 10 people in at a time during COVID. The visitor center is closed....which I think maybe more than I initially thought before going. Inside the upper rotunda (which is open) you can see the tomb's of Grant and his wife. There is a painting and some flag displays. If you are nearby, I'd certainly go. But I'm not sure it is worth a trip until it is fully open.
Written May 30, 2022
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mooboo9
Lancaster, UK251 contributions
Couples
Went here after visit to MoMA. It’s interesting No one else there when we went or left! It’s a shame as this is General Grant/ president Grant! Watched a film about him after visiting his tomb. Its not open all day so check times of opening.
Written March 17, 2019
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Huapanguero
Mexia, TX128 contributions
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 in the hour its closed like i did, they have a museum in the area that has a documentary about Grant.
Written September 20, 2018
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ESH53
New York City, NY7 contributions
Friends
I had visited the Tomb 25 years ago, and was disappointed by the shabby, deteriorated condition, but on my recent visit there, the Tomb in the visitor center across the street had been superbly redone, and now Grant's Tomb again is a fitting final resting place for the military genius who saved the Union. Because we do such a poor job of teaching history to our children, it might be difficult to understand the significance of the Tomb and U.S. Grant's place in American history. (After all, Grant was so beloved by his contemporaries that his Tomb was only the second such monument/memorial to any president – following only the Washington Monument.) Students of history, though, and particularly students of the Civil War will be moved by this edifice this such a great man and to the soldiers who sacrificed with him.
Written February 15, 2015
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deskclerk102
Hartselle, AL947 contributions
Family
We hopped off of the tour bus at this stop as a spur of the moment visit and were glad we did. The memorial and grounds are beautiful, and the building is opened to visitors every couple of hours. Although not a large building, the architecture is impressive and the area that houses the tombs of General Grant and his wife is beautiful. There are some historic flags and limited memorabilia there as well. The area around the monument is beautiful as well. This is free and only takes 15-30 minutes to see. Don't forget to walk across the street to Riverside Church. It is open for viewing, and the architecture in there is stunning.
Written September 4, 2013
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