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Ulysses S. Grant Cottage Historic Site

Ulysses S. Grant Cottage Historic Site

Location 1000 Mount McGregor Road, Wilton, NY  12831
Phone 518-584-4353
Email info@grantcottage.org
Location http://www.grantcottage.org

Ulysses S. Grant Cottage National Historic Landmark tells the story of Ulysses S. Grant, Civil War Commanding General of the U.S. Army, 18th U.S. President, and beloved American public figure.  The preserved final home of Grant and the surrounding grounds, featuring stunning views taken in by Grant as he completed his memoirs in 1885, and acts as a time capsule of the Grant family's stay and his final days.

The Personal Memoirs of U.S. Grant ensured his family's financial security and has never been out of print; standing as a work of profound political, historical and literary significance, praised by critics including Mark Twain, Thomas Nast, Henry James, Gertrude Stein, Edmund Wilson, Bruce Catton and Gore Vidal naming Grant Cottage as the 24th New York State Literary Landmark.  Visitors can book a tour of the downstairs of the Cottage to view original furnishings, decorations, and personal items belonging to Grant, including the bed where he died, and floral arrangements that remain from Grant's August 4th funeral with their guide; or enjoy the grounds and free audio tour at their convenience.  Grant Cottage is owned by the State of New York and is open SEASONALLY to the public by the Friends of the Ulysses S. Grant Cottage.  Located just 9 miles from downtown Saratoga Springs.