General Grant National Memorial In New York City. Basic information for visitors to the General Grant Memorial
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General Grant National Memorial
In New York City
The memorial, popularly known as Grants Tomb, is the final resting place of Ulysses S. Grant and his wife, Julia Dent Grant. After serving as Union commander during the Civil War, Grant served two terms as president before entering business on Wall Street. As president, Grant signed an act on March 1, 1872, establishing Yellowstone as the nation s first national park. His tomb, designed by architect John Duncan, is constructed of 8,000 tons of granite and marble. The 150-foot-tall memorial is the largest mausoleum in North America. It was dedicated in 1897 and authorized to be transferred to federal ownership and Park Service administration in 1958.
WHAT TO SEE & DO
Touring memorial and museum. Facilities: Visitor center, memorial, museum. Museum shop. Bookstore. Programs & Events: Ranger-led programs and tours, costumed interpretations. Tips & Hints: Plan on 20-30 minutes for tours and programs. Busiest July and Aug., least crowded Jan. and Feb.
FEES & HOURS
Free. Memorial open daily 9-5.
HOW TO GET THERE
The memorial is at Riverside Dr. and 122nd St. in Manhattan in New York City. Subway trains 1 or 9, which run along 7th Ave. and Broadway, stop at the W. 116th St. Station at Broadway, two blocks east and six blocks south of Grants Tomb. Bus service is provided on Riverside Dr. up to 120th St. by route M-5. Closest airports: JFK and LaGuardia (New York); Newark (New Jersey).
Superintendent, General Grant National Memorial (26 Wall St., New York, NY 10005, tel. 212/666-1640,).
General Grant National Memorial In New York City. Basic information for visitors to the General Grant National Memorial In New York City