Winter Hours in Effect from December 20, 2018 - April 1, 2019 and Lower Crypt Closure
The Mausoleum will be closed from 4pm - 5pm due to lack of visibility inside the mausoleum during this time, instead the Mausoleum will be open from 3pm - 4pm. The lower crypt may also be closed when it is dark or wet outside due to safety concerns.
Park Film Unavailable Wednesday 3/13 and Thursday 3/14
The Park Film in the Visitor Center will not be available for viewing due to the media room being used for a special meeting for official park business.
Accessibility to the Mausoleum
There is wheelchair access to the visitor center at General Grant
National Memorial. However, the mausoleum is not wheelchair accessible.
This is the final resting place of President Ulysses S. Grant and his wife, Julia Dent Grant, and a solemn place for visitors to quietly reflect on his life and achievements.
Visitors are invited to explore this impressive granite and marble structure. Rangers are available to give tours.
The crypt area, holding two sarcophagi that contain the remains of President Grant and Mrs. Grant, is available for viewing.
Bronze busts depicting five of Grant’s greatest lieutenants surround the sarcophagi in the crypt area.
Three mosaic murals in the interior depict important scenes from Grant’s military career.
Two reliquary rooms on the main floor contain replicas of Civil War battle flags, surrounded by murals of maps denoting major engagements of the war.
Overhead, three large mosaic murals depict important scenes from Grant’s military career.
The plaza surrounding the mausoleum, and its adjoining grounds is a place for respectful contemplation of Grant’s life and achievements, as well as an appreciation of the design and construction of the memorial.
Behind the mausoleum is a Chinese memorial on the site of Grant’s temporary tomb
The top of the pavilion affords a scenic view of the Hudson River.
The lower level of the pavilion contains a presentation room with permanent exhibits addressing some of the major events in Grant’s life and the history of the Tomb.
A gift shop offers memorabilia and publications.
In the presentation room, a 23-minute documentary, Ulysses S. Grant: A Legacy of Freedom, is available to view.
Public restrooms are available here.
Check out our calendar for upcoming special events!