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General Grant National Memorial

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Address: 122nd St. And Riverside Dr, New York City, NY 10027
Phone Number: +1 212-666-1640
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Recommended length of visit: 1-2 hours
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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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Historic place housing the tomb of US President Ulysses Grant, who died in New York eight years after leaving office. The Visitor Center across the street offers lots of useful... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 1 week ago
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Turnhout, Belgium
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

This monument of an important person in the history of America is a beautiful building, but there is not really much to see. Outside there are some mosaic benches created by children and remind you of Gaudi's creations in Barcelone.

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Riverdale, New York
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

Took the children to see Grants Tomb on the upper west side on Veterans Day. It is a beautiful memorial but the tomb needs more historical artifacts and vision to make it more attractive to NYC tourists. A great general and president of the US should be held higher in regard. Would hope to see the parks department do something... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

Historic place housing the tomb of US President Ulysses Grant, who died in New York eight years after leaving office. The Visitor Center across the street offers lots of useful information and clean restrooms. Also check the colorful mosaic structures around the memorial.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

Great for history buffs. An unusual site as it is a mausoleum. Stop by the visitor's center for more information and a film. The setting is lovely.Quite a ways uptown but easy enough if you use the subway and are willing to walk two to three blocks in a nice area.

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El Paso, Texas
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Not every tourist will go this far uptown to see this memorial but it is really worth the trip. Be sure to check the opening hours because there are self guided and guided opening hours!

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Newcastle upon Tyne, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Visited this week. Lovely memorial in a beautiful setting by Riverside Park. Very informative visitors centre as well. This was run by the National Parks Service & was really well run. Staff were exceptionally helpful. Highly recommended.

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Set in a quiet part of Harlem. It's very leafy and calm. I took time to visit whilst waiting for a bus. An interesting historical sight.

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 October 2016 via mobile

The Burial Tomb of Ulysses S. Grant is both and awe-inspiring architectural feat, and a fitting tribute to a great man. The tomb itself is beautiful, and the helpful, friendly tour guides give the memorial a friendly and learning-inducing feel to the experience. It is situated in a beautiful and quiet part of the upper west side, and is well... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 October 2016 via mobile

This historical site is a little out-of-the-way, up on Riverside Drive near 125th Street in Harlem. For those who are interested in the Civil War it is a well worth the trip. The tomb is an enormous mausoleum where Grant and his wife Julia are lying in to Red Granite sarcophagi. The edifice is the largest mausoleum in North America... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 October 2016

Grants Tomb is a beautiful memorial and it seems virtually no-one knows about it! It is certainly off the main tourist trail, when we went there was no-one else there! Combine the trip with Columbus University and it is half a day well spent.

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