Ulysses S. Grant Memorial
Ulysses S. Grant Memorial
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  • Federal Center SW • 8 min walk
  • Capitol South • 10 min walk
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montanapescado
Albuquerque, NM1,361 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Feb 2024 • Friends
This is far from the most impressive monument in DC, but it's a fine statue and quite appropriate to its subject's relative position in American history. The reason its a solid don't miss is its location, right along the path of most ant DC itinerary.
Written March 3, 2024
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MrMrsHappyR
Liverpool, UK1,427 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Sept 2023 • Couples
Iconic imposing figure that sits in front of the incredible Capitol Building. The figure of Grant on his horse looking towards the Washington Monument and Lincoln Memorial
Written September 10, 2023
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Raintree_Thailand
Bangkok, Thailand3,908 contributions
3.0 of 5 bubbles
Aug 2023 • Solo
There are thousands of statues of famous and semi-famous individuals on horses around the world. The Ulysses S Grant Memorial is nothing really any more impressive than most of the others. The one thing that sets it apart is that it's located smack dab in front of the Capitol Building (not sure what the proponents of this memorial did to secure such a prime spot, but there it is).
Written September 7, 2023
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Sunny Dr
Alexandria, VA1,200 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
May 2023 • Friends
Thus monument is located in front of the Capitol building snd it brings more questions than answers on why he is located there. In any case, is an interesting spot to visit. He may need to
Improve his skills in protecting the entrance to the Capitol
Written May 13, 2023
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23dj
Las Vegas, NV18,341 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Apr 2023 • Solo
Huge statue in front of the Capitol. $50 bill President. Love the details and inscription. Great spot to meet others as well
Written April 16, 2023
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Alejandro B
Ottawa, Canada914 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Dec 2022 • Solo
Located in front of Congress, this wonderfully crafted memorial is a true work of art. I really enjoyed the intricate details that went into this work.
Written December 18, 2022
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5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jun 2022 • Solo
PROS
• Impressive statue of the general and president on his horse
• Great Location exactly at the Reflecting Pool
• Directly in front of the Capitol Building
• Great detail in its depiction of him
• Two more statues - one on each side- showing Civil War battles
• Bas- relief showing more struggles of war
• Symbolic to have the general who led the war effort to preserve the Union at one end of the National Mall and the President who presided over its unification- Lincoln- at the other end

CONS
Not much written printed or engraved explanation of what this is, who it is and what it represents- its significance and its Central location

“I VISITED THIS PLACE”…
… while exploring Capitol Hill. I was thrilled to discover these statues and took many photos, which I hope that you will find “helpful.”

TIP
Of course you should go and see this.
Written August 7, 2022
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Chris D
Athens, GA44 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Apr 2022
Very well done memorial on Capitol Hill. Not only is the memorial a great tribute in its own right, but allows for some great photos with the Capitol in the background.
Written May 2, 2022
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Traveller
New York City, NY3,215 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Aug 2021
I visited the Ulysses S. Grant Memorial twice in August 2021. Since the US Capitol is closed, walking around the Reflecting Pool and seeing the memorials near the US Capitol (Grant Memorial, Garfield Memorial, Peace Monument) are the best we can do right now. Given that Ulysses S. Grant was a Civil War hero and served two terms as president (1869-1877), I think it is an appropriate bookend to the Lincoln Memorial on the other end of the Mall with the Washington Monument in the middle.
Written August 21, 2021
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Daniel L
Apex, NC750 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
May 2021
A wonderfully fitting memorial for a true American hero, the Grant Memorial sits in a perfect spot in front of the large pool, with the Capitol building on the opposite side - creating some great views.

The memorial itself is very large and imposing, and contains quite a few parts to it. Would 100% recommend checking it and the surrounding area out.
Written May 25, 2021
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