General Grant National Memorial

The General Grant National Memorial, also known as Grant's Tomb, is the resting place of Ulysses S. Grant and his wife, Julia. As Grant was the 18th president of the United States, the public thought that the tomb would be built in Washington, D.C. However, Julia Grant revealed that Grant wished to be buried in New York. Construction began in 1891 and was finished by late 1896. The memorial fell into decay but was eventually restored in the 1930s, becoming a popular tourist spot for historians and scholars. 

Things to Do

Things To Do Near General Grant National Memorial

There is plenty to do in the area surrounding the General Grant National Memorial. Hang out at the massive Central Park, the green utopia sitting in the midst of the city, or check out one of the hiking trails. Learning opportunities are endless as there are museums on every corner, and people of every taste will find something to love at the various culture-rich restaurants. 

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How To Get To General Grant National Memorial

The General Grant National Memorial is located at the extreme southern tip of New York State. Head north on I-95 N. Keep right to stay on I-95 N, follow the signs for George Washington Bridge/Fort Lee. Follow for a little over 3 miles. Use the right 2 lanes to stay on I-95 N and follow the signs for GW Bridge (Lower Level)/Palisades/US-9W. Continue onto U.S. 9 N. Continue onto I-95 Lower Level/U.S. 1 Lower Level N. Use the left 2 lanes to take exit 1 for NY-9A S/H Hudson Pkwy. Merge onto NY-9A S, and take exit 12 toward W 125 St. Continue onto Marginal St. Turn left onto St Clair Pl and then turn right onto Riverside Dr. Turn right to stay on Riverside Dr and then turn left onto Riverside Dr Viaduct. After a slight left onto Riverside Dr, the destination will be on the left.


W 122nd St &, Riverside Dr, New York, 10027

Fee: Entry fee $0

There's plenty for RV enthusiasts to love at the General Grant National Memorial. You can learn about Ulysses S. Grant, 18th president of the United States, or learn about natural history at one of the many New York City museums. Different cultures come together here to create an experience you'll never forget.