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Address: 122nd St And Riverside Dr, New York City, NY 10027
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+1 212-666-1640
Recommended length of visit: 1-2 hours

The final resting place of President Ulysses Simpson Grant and his wife,...

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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Off the beaten path, but worth a visit

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... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Madison, Wisconsin
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Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

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 literature -- his PERSONAL MEMOIRS. Grant was interred in New York City, along with his... More 

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Chicago, Illinois
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Reviewed 1 week ago

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 other president is remembered with such a magnificent mausoleum as the General Grant National Memorial... More 

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Madison, Wisconsin
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Reviewed 1 week ago

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 we made the trip, even though it is not easily accessible by subway. Don't expect... More 

Thank AJ53705
New York City, New York
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

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 years the most visited attraction in NYC. Great for kids and students of civil war... More 

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RangerL_13, Public Relations Manager at General Grant National Memorial, responded to this review

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 be installing new signage in the area this year to help direct visitors as well. More 

Memphis, Indiana
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago 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

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Los Gatos, California
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

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 the Hudson River. If you are in this area of the city it certainly is... More 

Thank Ann B
West Orange, New Jersey
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago 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 the area but not a must see. Give yourself 20 minutes to get through. They... More 

Thank Norjeff2
New York, New York
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Reviewed 5 March 2017

I've been thinking about visiting here for years, and it's so easy to reach on the subway. The story of Grant's life is amazing. He was a failed businessman at the start of the Civil War and ended up as the successful commanding General who defeated the rebellion. Grant was elected President twice and fought against Southern efforts to terrorize... More 

Thank john23
Brooklyn, New York
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Reviewed 1 March 2017

I took an after hours tour of the memorial, which I highly recommend doing if you want to learn as much as possible. I honestly learned more in two hours on the tour, than I did in all my years of schooling. President & General Grant is way more fascinating than one realizes, it was quite the wake up call... More 

Thank Lulugirlgoing
Citrus Heights, California
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Reviewed 20 February 2017

This memorial to a great war hero and president is a must-see for history buffs especially Civil War fans. This tomb of the President and First Lady is beautiful and the crypt is stunning and solemn. I have been twice to visit and its location on the Upper West Side offers wonderful views of the Hudson River. The visitor center... More 

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