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General Grant National Memorial

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Address: 122nd St. And Riverside Dr, New York City, NY 10027-5713
Phone Number: +12126661640
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Recommended length of visit: 1-2 hours
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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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"Let Us Have Peace"

These are the words that visitors see as they near Grant's Tomb. How true these words are and how revered Pres. Grant was after playing an instrumental part in the Civil War... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed 1 week ago
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Saratoga Springs, New York
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

The contents of the structure will take minutes to visit--the structure itself is a marvel. At one time, you can imagine the panoramic view of the Hudson River that Grant would have had. Now the trees are in the way. Nonetheless, the exhibit is free and if you like architecture, you'll love this building.

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Saratoga Springs, New York
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

These are the words that visitors see as they near Grant's Tomb. How true these words are and how revered Pres. Grant was after playing an instrumental part in the Civil War. There is a display of flags in two accessory rotundas meaningful to the time. One can look down at where President Grant and his wife, Julia Dent Grant,... More 

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Miami, Florida
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Nice historical place, I did feel safe but I don't know how safe to walk around if you are a 100% tourist. Please see the pictures

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New York City, New York
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Groucho Marx always gave folks a give away question on his quiz show so that they wouldn't go away with nothing: "Who is buried in Grant's Tomb." "Grant" and maybe "Grant's wife" were the answers he would accept. In fact, neither are buried their -- as you can see their final resting places are not "buried" but above ground and... More 

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Okemos, Michigan
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2016

Stopped to visit this the largest mausoleum in the United States. A memorable and moving place. The rangers are very good. They are great to answer questions and supply interesting information. They are well versed. We are glad we visited.

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed August 17, 2016

The location is lovely, but takes effort to get there. Unfortunately, the site was mismanaged the day we visited. When we went to the visitor center, down two flights of stairs, we discovered there was a ranger shortage and there would not be a narrated tour of the tomb. There was no notice of this until we reached the visitor... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 30, 2016 via mobile

Wife and I stopped last weekend with our pet dog in her dog stroller. The place is well taken care of and am glad this place is taken care of which wasn't the case 1960s to early 1990s. It's obviously not the case now. Staff was friendly and helpful. Walking up flight of stairs into rotunda and into room and... More 

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Chesapeake Beach, Maryland
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2016

The memorial is open from 9-5 p.m. daily. General Grant and his wife, Julia, are in coffins in the center of the circular gallery. Busts of Grant's best generals adorn the outer walls. There is a movie in the visitor's center and a small gift shop. Note that the visitor's center is in a separate building that is just a... More 

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Hasbrouck Heights, New Jersey
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 11, 2016

I know that the city has cleaned up the park and the monument to President Grant and his wife but the whole place is fenced off right now and you can not enter it. It is an impressive building with all the statuary around it and the American flags. The park surrounding it is nicely landscaped but unless you like... More 

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Ranger L, Manager at General Grant National Memorial, responded to this review

We are very sorry your visit was less than satisfactory. Recent New York City administrations have indeed done much to improve the park and area surrounding General Grant National Memorial. However, it is the National Park Service that has responsibility for the national monument itself. It appears from your review that you arrived either on one of the two days... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 10, 2016

We enjoyed the visitor center first, as it opens at 9am, while the mausoleum itself opens at 10am. There is a small exhibit with a terrific film, that provides an overview of Grant's life, including his military career, marriage and presidency. Our kids participated in the Junior Ranger program, and we enjoyed a great chat with a very friendly and... More 

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