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Hidden Gem

We were riding around on our motorcycle and stumbled upon it. The little museum/gift shop next to... read more

Reviewed 2 October 2018
Wilton, New York
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President Grants last days

This cottage is where President Grant went to write his memoirs so his family would be provided for... read more

Reviewed 22 September 2018
Wilton, New York
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“his life”(15 reviews)
Impoverished by a Ponzi-style swindle and dying of throat cancer, Ulysses S. Grant moved to the Cottage on June 16, 1885. With the love and support of his family, his publisher Mark Twain and the nation at large, he completed Personal Memoirs of...more
Suggested duration: 1-2 hours
1000 Mt McGregor Rd, Wilton, NY 12831-1223
+1 518-584-4353
Most Helpful Positive Review
Reviewed 31 July 2013

To get to the cottage, which is located on the grounds of the prison in Wilton, we had to enter the prison like an ordinary visitor. Very unsettling, but only because I've never visited a prison before. We drove around to the back side of...More

4  Thank Ivey C
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Reviewed 30 June 2016

We took our grandkids to tour Grant's Cottage after taking them out for lunch. My husband bought the tickets & we drove up and parked in the handicap space near the cottage. A gentleman was giving a 'tour talk' to a group of people on...More

2  Thank DianeLBG
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Reviewed 2 October 2018 via mobile

We were riding around on our motorcycle and stumbled upon it. The little museum/gift shop next to it has so much info on the history.

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Reviewed 22 September 2018

This cottage is where President Grant went to write his memoirs so his family would be provided for after his death. The cottage is exactly as it was at the time of his death. It's a real piece of history. Be sure to go down...More

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Reviewed 15 September 2018 via mobile

Great tour and very knowledgeable and friendly tour guide. Very cool to see the cottage and interior as it was when Grant was there. We had a great time.

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MelissaS6181, Executive Director at Ulysses S. Grant Cottage, responded to this reviewResponded 17 September 2018

We're so happy to hear that you enjoyed your visit. Thanks for taking the time to leave a review!

Reviewed 30 August 2018

The cottage is well preserved with a lot of original items used by Grant during his last days. Stop at the visitor center to get the tickets for a tour, which are timed entries. In addition to the house, the guide will also tell you...More

Thank DZ07
Reviewed 29 August 2018

Having just finished Ron Chernow's Grant, I was thrilled to visit the place where Grant finished his memoirs and spent the last days of his life. (Loved the book, BTW.) The guide was so knowledgeable and gave a great tour, covering just the last year...More

Thank Sharon P
Melissa S, Executive Director at Ulysses S. Grant Cottage, responded to this reviewResponded 30 August 2018

Thanks so much for visiting and for leaving a wonderful review!

Reviewed 16 August 2018 via mobile

If you’re in Saratoga and a fan of history, this place is not to be missed. I didn’t know what to expect going to Grants Cottage, but it ended up being one of the best presidential homes I’ve ever visited. The site is open Weds-Sun...More

1  Thank Lou L
Reviewed 12 August 2018 via mobile

We had a great opportunity to bring our 9 year old twin boys, and father to a civil war re-enactment in Wilton, NY. There they gave us free tickets to get into the Grant Cottage which was 5 minutes away. What a great day spent...More

Thank kellyv178
Reviewed 12 August 2018 via mobile

Ok, so you wouldn’t drive cross country to visit a place where someone died. But if you’re in the area (Saratoga Springs) and you enjoy American, and particularly Civil War, history then consider a stop. It’s as if you’re walking into the later 19th century...More

Thank HughS253
Reviewed 23 July 2018

This is a must see sight on any civil war student's itinerary. The building is in excellent shape and most items are where they were when Grant passed away. The tour guide was excellent and was very knowledgeable about Grant and the property.

Thank Joe K
Reviewed 22 July 2018

This tour focused primarily on Grant's last days before he succumbed to throat cancer. We were amazed at how little has changed on the property since his death nearly 135 years ago. You will see the bed he died in its same location. His son...More

1  Thank HappyTrails082013
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Response from MelissaS6181 | Property representative |
Our tours are 30-45 minutes in length and begin every 30 minutes, with the last tour of the day at 3:30 p.m.
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Response from singlemomoftwins | Reviewed this property |
When I visited, we entered at the side door. There are still stairs, but there is a railing. We exited out the front door, but there is a wrap-around porch and you can easily walk around to the side stairs. There is a... More