Join Untapped Cities on a special visit inside the General Grant National Memorial, more commonly known as “Grant’s Tomb.” On this National Parks Service ranger-led tour, gain entry into the grandly designed final resting place of former president and Civil War general, Ulysses S. Grant. The memorial, which sits at the northern end of Riverside Park overlooking the Hudson River, is one of six presidential burial sites in the state of New York, and the only one in New York City. This free tour is open to Untapped Cities Insiders. Not an Insider yet? Become a member today and access free off-limits tours and events in New York City.
DATE: Thursday, October 11th from 4:00PM to 5:00PM
PRICE: FREE for Untapped Cities Insiders!
CAPACITY: 30 guests. Spots allocated on a first come, first served basis.
REGISTRATION: Thursday, September 27th, at 12 PM EST
The massive monument of Grant’s tomb was designed by John Hemenway Duncan who wanted “…to produce a monumental structure that should be unmistakably a tomb of a military character.” After much debate between New York City and Washington, D.C., the tomb was inaugurated in 1897 on the 75th anniversary ceremony of Grant’s birth and six years after construction had started. In 1997, the tomb was restored with a $1.8 million grant from Congress.
The tour will start with a 20-minute screening of a film on the life of Ulysses S. Grant inside the visitor’s center.
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