A Special Use Permit is required for any activity that provides a benefit to an individual, group, or organization, rather than to the park or the public at large. Many of the events that require permits also require some degree of oversight from National Park Service staff.
First Amendment Activities
A permit is required for any filming or photography conducted by photojournalists and other members of the media within the boundary of General Grant National Memorial.
For more information regarding special use, commercial filming, and/or short term leasing at General Grant National Memorial, contact the Special Use Permits Coordinator at (212) 825-6990.
Inquiries can also be made via e-mail by following this link: e-mail us.
To apply for a permit, complete the form, and send it with a non-refundable application fee of $50 to:
Did You Know?
Ulysses Grant narrowly missed Abraham Lincoln’s assassination. Mr. and Mrs. Grant were invited to Ford Theater with President and Mrs. Lincoln. However, he and his wife decided to travel to New Jersey to visit their children instead. Had Grant attended, he may have been a target as well.