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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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122nd St And Riverside Dr, Riverside Park, New York City, NY 10027
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The President and his wife Julia are laid to rest in separate above ground sarcophagi on the lower floor of this immense Mausoleum Memorial. The Mausoleum is the largest in North America. The Memorial is closed Monday and Tuesday, and open the rest of the...More

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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

I went with my father to Grant’s tomb on April 27, the 196th birthday of Ulysses S. Grant. The ceremony was great with West Point cadets, historians including Ron Chernow in attendance, a wreath laying ceremony, and great tributes and benedictions. The ceremony that was...More

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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Present day feelings towards Ulysses Grant lack the understanding of the outpouring of public sentiment and love that created this largest mausoleum in our country. All of this was paid for out of private donations. My husband had recently finished a biography of our 18th...More

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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

On river view side, opposite a church this place is hidden amongst a park and is excellent to learn about wars, veterans.. and way beyond one’s wildest imagination as I went in without any idea from tour books or websites

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Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

It was our second stop during our Contrasts NYC all-day activity. The Tomb of General Grant is big and as it’s for free, I strongly recommend to give this a try. It takes only 15 mins and it’s beautiful!.

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Reviewed March 12, 2018 via mobile

Recently read the newest biography about this very interesting man. Visited the burial site and was moved by the simple, yet elegant, presentation. If you know anything about our 18th President, be certain to visit this historic landmark.

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Reviewed March 3, 2018

After a pleasant walk around the Upper West Side I stopped by this gem, which is just across the road from the Riverside Church. A beautiful monument, with a peaceful atmosphere and free admission. The visitor centre nearby has toilets and a small gift shop....More

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Reviewed February 25, 2018 via mobile

General Grant National Memorial, located on the riverside drive. Peace and nice place. General Grant the champion of civil and human right activist. Nice place to visit.

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Reviewed February 23, 2018

This is the largest mausoleum in the Unites States. The structure is very majestic and imposing. A great tribute to General Grant. The small museum on the lower level of the park also offers a very nice presentation about the life of this national hero....More

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Reviewed February 21, 2018 via mobile

General Grant was a great man, and this shrine pays homage to that. The visitor center is worth a look after you visit the mausoleum, and is located directly across the street along the river.

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