• General Grant National Memorial

    General Grant

    National Memorial New York

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    As of April 9th 2014 we will be open Wednesday through Monday until further notice. We remain closed on Tuesdays. Operating hours will remain the same.

For Teachers

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Living history demonstration.

NPS photo

Field Trips

General Grant National Memorial provides a unique opportunity for
students to experience the physical manifestation of the public's appreciation for
Grant's colossal achievements. Please follow the "Plan A Field Trip" link, on
the left, for more specific information.



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President Grant

Reference Works for Educators

Learn more about General Grant National Memorial by reading the 1980 historic resource study by David M Kahn. Click here.

Thirty-one volumes of Ulysses S. Grant's collected papers now are available to research online through the Mississippi State University Libraries. Click here.

 

Educator's Guide

This educator's guide is intended to complement and enhance your school visit to General Grant National Memorial. The guide contains resources as well as lesson plans that are aligned with New York State Common Core Standards and New York State Social Studies Standards. These lessons are based on a collection of primary source documents, maps, and images. It is meant to be use with middle school students, but the lessons are easily adaptable for elementary and high school students and teachers can adapt the activities and worksheets to meet the needs of their particular mini-lesson, or create their own. A short biography of Ulysses S. Grant and background information on the monument are provided as an introduction to the lessons and to support their instruction. The pre-visit lessons will provide helpful preparation for classes who will visit General Grant National Memorial. The post-visit lessons will enhance the students' visit by deepening their understanding of President Ulysses S. Grant's legacy as General and later President, and the special place he holds in the human memory. This guide is in draft form, and we will be happy to hear from educators about any suggestions they have for consideration in a final version. Click here to download

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