General Grant National Memorial (Grant's Tomb)

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W 122nd St. (at Riverside Dr.)
New York, NY 10027
(212) 666-1640
Historic Site, Landmark, Museum
Mon, Thu–Sun: 9:00 AM–5:00 PM

Foursquare Tips

  • When you visit Grant's Tomb make sure to visit the site of Grant's original internment behind the current mausoleum.
  • This is Soldiers and Sailors. Grant is up at 120th St.
  • Don't forget to look around the outside of the building at the mosaic benches.
  • The rotunda houses the general AND his wife. This place rates high just for the granite and marble architecture alone. In the summer look for a multiple of cultural events on the plaza
  • Watch the Ken Burns Civil War documentary series in its entirety before visiting this site and you will appreciate it a great deal more.
  • All quiet on the western front...
  • This is a great New York City experience!
  • Construction began in 1891 and was completed by April 27, 1897, the 75th anniversary of Grant's birth. His Civil War counterpart, General Robert E. Lee, is buried at Lee Chapel in Lexington, Virginia.
  • This would be a great place to hide out if you're a vampire
  • This monument is flanked by 17 colorful mosaic benches that compose a public art project called The Rolling Bench. They're beautiful!
  • Grant's Tomb is the largest Mausoleum in the world and the Rolling Bench, was designed by artist Pedro Silva and architect Philip Danzig, and built with hundreds of children over a 3 year period.
  • There are tours, where you're allowed to go downstairs, closer to the caskets, a couple times a day. No fee.
  • Your destination for summer concerts and Harlem fashion shows.
  • Checking out the food vendors. Love the teriyaki balls at this vendor. Who has had it before? #teriyakiballs
  • Check out the new visitors center at the adjacent Overlook Pavilion
  • After hours access on Sunday night for Open House NY.
  • such a cool looking place, worth walking around if you're in the area
  • The Memorial is open during even-number hours (12-1p, 2-3p, etc.) and is free.
  • History of a great man.