• General Grant National Memorial

    General Grant

    National Memorial New York

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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?

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ULYSSES S. GRANT, THE MOST ILLUSTRIOUS WARRIOR AND STATESMAN OF MODERN TIMES, THE CAPTAIN WHOSE INVINCIBLE SWORD SAVED THE REPUBLIC FROM DISMEMBERMENT, MADE LIBERTY THE LAW OF THE LAND; A MAN TOO BROAD FOR PREJUDICE, TOO HUMANE TO DESPISE THE HUMBLEST, TOO GREAT TO BE SMALL AT ANY POINT. IN HIM THE NEGRO FOUND A PROTECTOR, THE INDIAN A FRIEND, A VANQUISHED FOE A BROTHER, AN IMPERILED NATION A SAVIOR. - Frederick Douglass