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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 3 days ago

The visitor center is across the street from the memorial. In the center there is a 15 minute movie on General Grant. The visitor center was clean; including the ladies room. The staff was helpful and friendly. There is a park ranger in the memorial...More

Thank JudyV409
Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

This is a giant mausoleum dedicated to General Grant, who was a former President has made many contributions to the Nation. General Grant and his wife are buried here. It is located next to the Hudson River, as this was one of his dying wishes...More

Thank Phi S
Reviewed 17 July 2017

Grant's Tomb is only open at certain times of the week as well is the visitors center so check the hours online. I went on a Sunday afternoon and was able to get in. Its not that crowded and it only takes about an hour...More

1  Thank Justin W
Reviewed 28 June 2017

We were greeted by NPS employee who engaged us by testing our knowledge of President Grant. It was fun to learn more than we knew about this post Civil War president. The tomb itself was quiet and solemn and surrounded by the Generals of that...More

Thank 24QueenBee
Reviewed 24 June 2017 via mobile

Until a few days ago I did not know this even existed. I took the bus up to this location and back (the bus stop is right at the visitor's center). First I visited the mausoleum which is HUGE. The two sarcophagus (sarcophagui??) are very...More

2  Thank Btravelingsoon
Reviewed 21 June 2017

I went all the way up to 120th Street to see this sight. There was some construction fencing around it when I arrived but it appeared to be open. After I walked through the opening in the fence, a construction worker started yelling at me...More

1  Thank Hoosier_Travel_Nut
Reviewed 29 May 2017 via mobile

The national Park service offers a video that you can watch across the street from the tomb. It was a very well-done movie and we learned a lot about Grant. This is probably the largest mausoleum that we have ever seen. It was worth the...More

Thank eyenurse2
Reviewed 25 May 2017 via mobile

Was touring Harlem when our guide made a stop here which many of us found curious. We were pleasantly surprised to find a National Parks Ranger available to provide information about the monument, its historical significance, and President Grant's legacy which I knew little. (Other...More

Thank 981Linda
Reviewed 16 May 2017

I'm not american, but had a lot of respect for people of influence like him. A little far from our hotel, but worth the sight. As soon as you enter you feel the peacefulness of the place. Staff was very helping giving information.

Thank Stephane M
Reviewed 10 May 2017

Way uptown and off the beaten path on the banks of the Hudson. Good for Civil War buffs and you can access from the Big Bus tour. Small visitors center, nicely done memorial.

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