Early Closing 12/13/2013
Due to a staff workplace enrichment and professional development opportunity event this afternoon, this site will be closing at 3 p.m., and will reopen tomorrow at our regular time. We apologize for any inconvenience.
Frequently Asked Questions
Question: Why does Grant get such a big tomb?
Answer: As the victorious commanding general of the Union Army, Ulysses S. Grant is credited as the defender of the Union. He was respected in both the North and the South. When he died, Grant was the most popular American - domestically and internationally.
Question: Why is he buried in New York?
Answer: For the last five years of his life, U.S. Grant resided in New York City. He requested to be buried in the city.
Question: Why are there no public restrooms?
Answer: According to oral tradition, Mrs. Grant requested that there never be a public restroom in her tomb.
Did You Know?
On December 17, 1863, Congress awarded the only gold medal given by the United States Government to a soldier in the Civil War to General Ulysses S. Grant. The award was in appreciation for the capture of Vicksburg and Chattanooga by forces under his command.