Grant's Tomb, officially the General Grant National Memorial, is the final resting place of Ulysses S. Grant, 18th President of the United States, and his wife, Julia Dent Grant. It is a classical domed mausoleum, located in the Morningside Heights neighborhood of Upper Manhattan in New York City.
On Grant’s death in 1885, his widow declared that he had wished to be buried in New York, and a new committee, the Grant Monument Association, appealed for funds. Progress was slow at first, since many believed that the tomb should be in Washington D.C., and because there was no architectural design to show. Eventually they selected a proposal by John Hemenway Duncan for a tomb of ‘unmistakably military character’, modelled after the Mausoleum of Halicarnassus, with twin sarcophagi based on Napoleon’s tomb at Les Invalides.
Wed - Sun: 9 a.m. - 5 p.m.
Wed - Sun: 10 a.m. - 11. a.m., noon - 1 p.m., 2 p.m - 3 p.m., 4 p.m. - 5 p.m.
Free talks at the visitor center:
Wed - Mon: 11:15 a.m., 1:15 p.m., 3:15 p.m.
Thanksgiving Day, Christmas Day: closed