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General Grant National Memorial

General Grant’s National Memorial, both a tomb and a memorial to the memory of this monumental man, overlooks the Hudson River in Manhattan, New York. The impressive granite and marble structure is the largest mausoleum in North America. General Grant is buried with his wife, Julia Dent Grant.

Grant is truly a larger than life figure in American history. He was the victorious Union Commander of the Civil War, the first full general of the Armies, and a two-term president of the Union he fought to unify. As president, he established the first national park in the United StatesYellowstone in 1872.

Mosaics in the tomb illustrate Union victory under General Grant at Vicksburg and Chattanooga as well as Lee’s surrender at Appomattox. Guided tours are available at the memorial. Candlelit tours are also offered. Check the schedule of events at the NPS website.

—Caroline Griffith

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Enjoy the summertime tradition of outdoor jazz concerts on the memorial steps.

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