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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
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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Impressive Monument!

This was part of our Hop On Hop Off bus stop and the scenery surrounding this monument was gorgeous. This memorial building though small but nonetheless very impressive and... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 10 January 2017
Jaycee K
Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
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Citrus Heights, California
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

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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Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 January 2017 via mobile

This was part of our Hop On Hop Off bus stop and the scenery surrounding this monument was gorgeous. This memorial building though small but nonetheless very impressive and designed and built to imply the greatness of this General. A nice short stop and pleasant visit to Hop off the bus for a good leg stretch before embarking on the... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 January 2017 via mobile

It's a bit of Washington DC in NYC. It's not a big museum some civil war flags, the tomb and a short film in the visitors center on lower level.On the upper west side 120th and riverside, good add on if you are going into Harlem or the cloisters. Riverside church is a short walk south 2 or 3 blocks

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Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 January 2017

The main reason to visit this place, is the tomb itself, inside the building with the dome. The inside does not have much. Just a collection of Civil War flags, and the coffins that has the remains of Ulysses and Julia Grant. Plus the busts of the Civil War generals, located in the basement, and surrounding the coffins. The architecture... More 

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Stamford, Connecticut
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 December 2016 via mobile

I've lived in the NYC area all my life but never visited the General Grant memorial. I finally decided to go on 10-Dec and I'm very glad I did. I ended up driving there which was very easy. Get off the West Side Highway at 125th street and follow signs to the memorial. It's pretty well marked. Street parking is... More 

Ann Arbor, Michigan
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 December 2016

The setting of General Grant National Memorial in Riverside Park is particularly lovely - green and shady in the summer and surrounded by color in the fall. There isn't really a lot to see but the beauty of the building and the historical importance makes this a worthwhile short stop. I recommend a walk along one of the paths in... More 

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Turnhout, Belgium
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 December 2016

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 29 November 2016

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 29 November 2016

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 29 November 2016

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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