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.
The mausoleum's interior is available for self-guided touring at selected times during the day. Please go to the "Operating Hours & Seasons" page under the "Plan Your Visit" link to the left, for more specific information.
Please note that visitors under the age of 18 must be accompanied by a chaperone. General Grant National Memorial requires one chaperone for every ten children. Children and students are required to remain with their chaperones at all times.
Did You Know?
Ulysses S. Grant acquired the only slave he is known to have owned from his father-in-law, Frederick Dent. In the late 1850s, Grant was unsuccessfully trying to earn his fortune as a farmer. Rather than sell him for much-needed cash, Grant chose to give William Jones his freedom in March of 1859.