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General Grant National Memorial

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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...more
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122nd St And Riverside Dr, Riverside Park, New York City, NY 10027
Morningside Heights
+1 212-666-1640
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

i didnt know this was in nyc until i arrived and seen it on my hop on hop off map. made the stop there it is free and cool place to see. they close every other hour or something like that but if you arrive...More

1  Thank Huapanguero
Reviewed 30 August 2018 via mobile

Truly a beautiful piece of architecture situated by Riverside Park. The tomb of Grant is a little eerie, but the monument is worth a visit.

Thank Kate G
Reviewed 6 August 2018

If you haven't visited this Memorial, you are really missing one of the best attractions in the City. Timewise, it won't take 30 minutes, but the architecture and surrondings are absolutely beautiful. If you've ever visited Napoleons Tomb in Paris; its almost identical. In addition...More

1  Thank everett155
Reviewed 6 August 2018

Wanted to check out since I was in area. Free to visit. Tomb in nice quiet part of upper Manhattan towards GW Bridge. Seems like the type of building you would take for granted (no pun intended) in DC, but unique to this quiet part...More

Thank stevendale
Reviewed 29 July 2018 via mobile

I am trying to see all the presidential grave sites so this was a must see during a New York trip. The mosoleum has limited hours so check the website. The grounds do not have much to add to the experience. Beautiful building with 2...More

Thank RandS_TX
Reviewed 26 July 2018

In a quiet neighborhood across the street from the famous Riverside Church, overlooking the Hudson River, adjacent to a clean, though well-used park. In an age of decreasing tolerance for the nude body -- whether in real-life or in depiction, the carvings of bare-breasted women...More

Thank Pluto B
Reviewed 22 July 2018

This national memorial is just a few block away from where I stay. So I strolled over on a Sunday. Well, it sits right on the bank of Hudson River, with beautiful and quiet surroundings. So it's a quite nice walk around. The memorial is...More

Thank Alex L
Reviewed 20 July 2018

I was extremely excited to see the General Grant National Memorial, especially since it is the largest mausoleum in the United States. I am a big fan of history and Grant was one of my favorite presidents, but even for those who aren't diehard history...More

Thank Mia C
Reviewed 17 July 2018

We were walking through Riverside Park when we saw Grant's Tomb. Since we had never been there we decided to go. The tomb is acutally part of a larger memorial. Generally from the river you just see the top of the memorial because fo the...More

Thank Sheryl T
Reviewed 14 July 2018

This is a magnificent memorial that honors our 18th President as well as his legacy of peace and equality while paying tribute to his humble and understated nature. This is not something to occupy a family for hours, but it's worth the time to visit...More

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