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"General Grant's Memorial" Top 5 Page for this destination Upper West Side Tip by Gypsystravels

Upper West Side, New York City: 34 reviews and 77 photos

Perhaps General Ulysses S. Grant is best remembered for his leadership in the American Civil War. He was the Republican nomination for President of the United States in 1868 and served two terms (8 years). It is generally accepted that his skills in the battlefield outshone his qualifications as chief executive.

He died on July 23, 1885. The tomb, nearly 150 feet high, is America's largest mausoleum and was completed in 1897. It overlooks the Hudson River. The memorial has a museum and a small gift shop.

Now, who is buried in Grant's Tomb? I'm not telling, but you might be surprised when you visit.

Directions: Riverside Drive at West 122nd Street. Take the 1, 9 subway line to 116th Street and walk the couple of blocks to the river.
Phone: 212-666-1640

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  • Updated Sep 29, 2007
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    Aug 4, 2013 at 8:07 AM

    An elderly third cousin of mine once spent an entire opera intermission explaining to me how both of us are related to General (and later President) Ulysses S. Grant. She was very proud of this, and I didn't have the heart to tell her that in my American History class in college Grant was not presented as a very capable or significant president.

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