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General Grant National Memorial

122nd St And Riverside Dr, Riverside Park, New York City, NY 10027
+1 212-666-1640
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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 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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Suggested Duration: 1-2 hours
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122nd St And Riverside Dr, Riverside Park, New York City, NY 10027
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Reviewed 6 May 2017

Located in Riverside Park in New York City, Grant’s Tomb is the final resting place of Ulysses S. Grant (1822-1885) and his wife, Julia (1826-1902). Grant led the Union Army to victory over the Confederacy in the American Civil War and later served two terms...More

Thank burr6013
Reviewed 2 May 2017

If you have any interest in the Civil War this is the place to visit. I was recently here attending a special event in honor of General Grant's birthday. The monument is outstanding and on a par with any of those in D.C. They also...More

Thank Mary C
Reviewed 27 April 2017

We recently visited Grant's Tomb, in Manhattan overlooking the Hudson River. It is the largest mausoleum in the United States, was built entirely with donations from the public, and was the largest amount ever raised by the public up to that time ($1.5 million --...More

Thank Stu S
Reviewed 26 April 2017

U.S. Grant (1822-1865) is famed as a great general, derided as a bad president (though this view is changing under the pressure of recent great scholarship), and hailed as author of one of the great books not just in American literature but in in world...More

Thank R. B. B
Reviewed 20 April 2017

As a Civil War historian, I have read a dozen books devoted to the life of Ulysses S. Grant, the Civil War hero and 18th president of the United States. Aside from the Lincoln Memorial and Jefferson Memorial and Washington Monument in Washington, D.C., no...More

Thank Taylor B
Reviewed 16 April 2017

First of all, the day we went the lights weren't working, so we could not go down to the tomb. We could look down on the tomb from above and clearly see Grant and his wife's coffins. My daughter is a huge Grant fan, so...More

Thank AJ53705
Reviewed 10 April 2017

A tomb which is very similar to the French memorial for its heroes, it is filled with wonderful information about Grant that is not widely known. In addition, it is a beautiful architectural piece, set in a park designed by Olmsted, which was for many...More

Thank Louis G
RangerL_13, Public Relations Manager at General Grant National Memorial, responded to this reviewResponded 12 April 2017

Thank you for your visit and review! You may not have realized there is a visitor center across the street with an exhibit space, a brief film, and a bookstore. There is a map with directions at the entrance to the mausoleum, but we will...More

Reviewed 1 April 2017 via mobile

They have done a nice job with the site. There is a lot of room and it would be nice if they added more history and maybe a short film

Thank CrissyK3554
Reviewed 30 March 2017

The people of New York raised the money to create this memorial for General Grant. The location is at the north end of Central Park near Columbia University and Harlem. We were surprised at the size and grandness of the memorial on the bank of...More

Thank Ann B
Reviewed 25 March 2017 via mobile

Grant was buried here because he spent the last years of his life in New York City. Not far from Columbia University, it is easy to get to by subway. Run by The National Park Service, it is very clean. Nice to visit if in...More

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