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Address: Mount McGregor Road, Wilton, NY 12831
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A trip back in time worth finding with beautiful views as a bonus

This little history gem is off the beaten path and worth the wander. Along with the history of being the place that where President Grant finished his memoirs and died, it is... read more

Reviewed 11 October 2016
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Saratoga Springs, New York
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Saratoga Springs, New York
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Reviewed 11 October 2016

This little history gem is off the beaten path and worth the wander. Along with the history of being the place that where President Grant finished his memoirs and died, it is steeped in history as a location form the early days as the site of the Balmoral Hotel all the way to the closing of the state minimum security... More 

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Reviewed 5 October 2016 via mobile

We've been traveling for three weeks (Arizona to the east coast) and this is one of our favorite stops. Ben, a volunteer, brought U.S. Grant to life for us. We learned a lot about this former President and his character. He was impeccably moral and treated people with respect. Although he was a Union officer, after the war he was... More 

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Houston TX
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22 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
Reviewed 23 September 2016

If you are a Civil War buff, and in the Saratoga Springs NY area, you will really enjoy a visit to this historic location. This restored cabin, where General Grant wrote his memoirs, and died shortly thereafter is a must see.The volunteers that lead the tours through the cottage are not only very knowledgeable, but passionate about their subject. This... More 

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Fort Edward, New York
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23 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 17 September 2016 via mobile

Educational. Took our grandkids and they had already learned some of the history in school so were intriqued. We had a wonderful tour guide. Great tour! Beautiful views.

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Rochester, New York
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 September 2016

US Grant finished his memoirs here, then died in the bed on display here. Morbid-? No, not when you consider the back story of how he so loved his family that he managed to stay death until he finished writing an account of his life--"Personal Memoirs of U. S. Grant" right here on the porch where you now stand. The... More 

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Springfield
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
Reviewed 28 August 2016 via mobile

Saratoga Springs is known for the horse racing and a treasure of other history. Until recently few had the opportunity to visit the last resting place for one of our country's most important military hero's and post-war presidents. Located on 7 miles from downtown Saratoga is Grant's Cottage. Previously behind the gates of a now closed federal prison, visitors can... More 

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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 14 July 2016 via mobile

We stopped at Grant Cottage on our way home from Lake George. It was an unplanned visit, but we're so glad we did! Everything is original, so well kept and preserved. It was amazing to see original handwritten notes and photographs. A piece of history you shouldn't miss! The gift shop offers many books and Grant related articles. It's a... More 

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Lowell, MA
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
Reviewed 10 July 2016

My family and I made this a must see on our Summer Road trip 2016 and it was so worth it! The cottage is pretty much as it was when President Grant lived there. The bed he passed in, the chairs he sat in, clothing, the pencil and paper he wrote with at the end when he could no longer... More 

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Hilton Head, South Carolina
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
Reviewed 8 July 2016

When visiting Saratoga Springs, NY, you are surrounded by history and one of those quaint little places is Grant's Cottage. Learned little known facts about his life from some very well-informed history-buffed volunteers. In addition, they have events there on many weekends. Watch-out, it's open Wed.-Sun, and I think, only in the summer. In addition, there's a short walk to... More 

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New York
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 55 helpful votes
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 the porch. The chairs were all taken and we thought it would be good etiquette... More 

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