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Hours & Directions

Visitor Center

Grant’s Tomb is administered by the National Park Service as the General Grant National Memorial.

The visitor center at the overlook pavilion is open Wednesday through Sunday, from 9:00 AM to 5:00 PM.

Mausoleum

The mausoleum is open Wednesday through Sunday, ONLY at the following times:

10:00 AM – 11:00 AM

12:00 PM – 1:00 PM

2:00 PM – 3:00 PM

3:00 PM – 4:00 PM

These limited hours have been set by the National Park Service due to budgetary constraints, but it is the hope of the Grant Monument Association that they shall be restored to its previous schedule, 9:00 AM to 5:00 PM seven days a week.

Federal Holidays

The site (visitor center and mausoleum) are CLOSED for the following federal holidays, even if it falls on a day when we are normally open:

  • Thanksgiving Day (4th Thursday in November)
  • Christmas Day (December 25th)
  • New Year’s Day (January 1st)

However the site (visitor center and mausoleum) will remain OPEN for the following federal holidays, even if it falls on a day when we are normally closed:

  • Birthday of Martin Luther King, Jr. (Third Monday in January)
  • Washington’s Birthday or President’s Day (Third Monday in February)
  • Memorial Day (Last Monday in May)
  • Independence Day (July 4th)
  • Labor Day (First Monday in September)
  • Columbus Day (Second Monday in October)
  • Veterans Day (November 11th)

Closures: The General Grant National Memorial may close in cases of inclement weather. Always check for Alerts, or call the visitor center at (646)-670-7521 to verify the opening hours of the site.

Directions

Grant’s Tomb, officially administered by the National Park Service as the General Grant National Memorial, is located near the intersection of Riverside Drive and West 122 Street in New York City.

Limited street parking is available. There are also parking garages in the area. To find the nearest one, click here and enter the zip code 10027.

For Cars

Passenger Cars only
From the north: Take the George Washington Bridge, I-95 (Cross Bronx), or I-87 (Major Deegan) to Riverside Drive exit. Turn south on Riverside Drive to 122nd Street.

From the south: Take the Henry Hudson Parkway to 95th Street exit. Drive north on Riverside Drive to 122nd Street.

Buses, campers, and all other vehicles
From the north: Take I-87 (Major Deegan) to exit 4, East 149th Street. Drive west on 149th Street across the bridge onto West 145th Street. Continue west on 145th Street to Broadway. Turn south on Broadway to 120th Street. Turn west on 120th Street to Riverside Drive.

From the south: Drive north on Tenth Avenue and Broadway to 120th Street. Turn west on 120th Street to Riverside Drive.

Public Transportation

Subway
Service is available 7 days a week. Take the #1 train to the 116th Street-Columbia University Station on Broadway. Walk six blocks north to 122nd Street, and two blocks west to Riverside Drive.

If taking the #2 or #3 express trains, change at 96th Street for an uptown-bound #1 local train. For a New York City subway map click here.

Bus
Take the M5 bus on Riverside Drive to 122nd Street.

Take the M11 bus to Amsterdam Avenue and West 118th Street.

Take the M104 or M4 bus to 122nd Street and Broadway.

For a Manhattan bus map click here.

Bicycling
Bicycling around the site has been popular since the mausoleum was dedicated in 1897. In keeping with the monument’s purpose, bicycling, skating, etc., is not permitted in the plaza or on the steps. Operators must dismount when traveling through those areas.

Bicyclists are welcome to use the racks that are provided, outside the mausoleum, to secure their bikes.

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