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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 days ago via mobile

This memorial is worthy of being in Washington DC. As I stood looking up at it that’s where I felt like I was, not NYC. A gorgeous marble building with huge columns & eagles guarding over the site. Beautiful reliefs painted of Grant & his...More

Thank Jodi H
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Stopped here on our way back downtown from the Hamilton Grange. Lucked out as it was about 15min prior to 1pm. The Memorial is open every other hour for some reason, so it was open 12-1pm. The inside of the Memorial is grand and impressive....More

Thank kes387
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Reviewed 7 May 2018

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 27 April 2018 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 27 April 2018

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 26 April 2018 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 22 April 2018 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 12 March 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 3 March 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 25 February 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.

Thank Nasir A
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