General Grant N.M. Is Beginning to Increase Access to Park Grounds
Beginning August 26, 2020, following guidance from the White House, CDC, and state and local public health officials, General Grant N.M. increases access to park grounds. News Release with details on which areas are open or closed here:
Be advised, phone lines with numbers in the 212 area code for General Grant National Memorial are currently not connected. Please call 646-670-7251 to reach the visitor center and our voicemail system. Thank You!
Consistent with CDC guidance regarding areas of substantial or high transmission, visitors to General Grant National Memorial, regardless of vaccination status, are required to wear a mask inside all park buildings.
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!