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“Who is Buried In Grants Tomb.”

General Grant National Memorial
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Recommended length of visit: 1-2 hours
Owner description: 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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Reviewed February 6, 2013

No One. Grant and his wife were never burried. They are entombed is separate caskets that can be seen under a huge white dome on NYC uptown West Side. This is a National Memorial and you can get a Passport Stamp inked here. They usually have a couple of uniformed park people on duty who can answer questions. Years back, 25-35 years this was a discrace with grafiti and little honor to it. Once the city was cleaned up, so was the Tomb area that is in a lovely litle green right along the Hudson River.

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Reviewed February 5, 2013

Grant's Tomb is right across the road from the Riverside Chapel so you get two great sites in the one visit. And the visit does involve a bit of a trek as the tomb is a long way up Manhatten Island. Notwithstanding, it is worth the effort. If you have not visited Napoleon’s tomb in Paris then prepare yourself for ‘over the top’. This is a grand structure for a great leader. They don’t pay homage in this way to leaders anymore. This structure reflects its time. After you have visited the tomb, pop across the road (on the lower side near the river) and stop in at the “visitor’s centre” (in the former public toilets – look out for the men’s and women’s signs about the doors!).

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Reviewed January 30, 2013

If you are interested in the Civil War, Ulysses S. Grant, or just want to check out something in New York City you probably haven't been to yet, this is a quick and easy trip. Located a couple of blocks west of Columbia University on the upper west side, the monument resides in a relatively quiet neighborhood.
Google and check out the website for details on the hours, and once you get there, you cannot help but be impressed. Right away, from the outside, the sheer size of the monument displays the love that the people of New York had for General Grant, and shows the importance of the man. Once inside, it's a solemn, sacred experience. Two massive coffins for the General and Mrs. Grant dominate the downstairs.
This monument is free, quiet, and a sacred place cared for by the National Parks Service.

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Reviewed January 27, 2013 via mobile

I made a trip up to this part of Manhattan to see the memorial. Pay special attention to the days and hours it is open. The tomb is only open every other hour, so check the website. Also check to make sure which days it is closed. I went on a Thursday, and it was open. The interior is beautiful and well worth a visit. There is a visitors center across the street that has some information and books you can purchase.

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Reviewed January 12, 2013

The answer to the old joke/trick question, Who's Buried in Grant's Tomb?, is that no one is; he's interred with his lovely wife. Well, I got there and it wasn't open quite then, but I am so glad I stayed. It is a lovely monument to our 18th President. Not as big as Lincoln's grave, but still quite nice and very quiet. It is sort of in the middle of nowhere, but if you have the time, make the trip uptown.

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