Join us from home on an online virtual walking tour at North America’s largest mausoleum. Learn about the Battle of Harlem Heights, a forgotten, but important battle of the American Revolution on its 245th anniversary. Come explore the area of the battle which would be used to build General Grant’s Tomb over 100 years later!
Join us on Friday, July 23 as we honor the life and legacy of Ulysses S. Grant on the 136th anniversary of his death in 1885. The program will feature a ranger talk, and a wreath ceremony inside the mausoleum.
7 minutes, 56 seconds
Memorial Day Commemoration
Join us in commemorating Memorial Day on Monday, May 31 by honoring all those who have lost their lives while serving in the armed forces.
Join us for a virtual program on Monday, May 31 at 11AM commemorating Memorial Day, a national holiday to remember all who died while serving in the armed forces. The program will visit war memorials and dedications in the area surrounding General Grant National Memorial, including the Soldiers' and Sailors' Monument.
8 minutes, 11 seconds
Asian Pacific American Heritage Month Program
In celebration of Asian Pacific American Heritage Month we present a virtual program on Ulysses S. Grant's travels to China and Japan during his around-the-world tour and a symbolic gingko tree planted here at the General Grant National Memorial.
In celebration of Asian Pacific American Heritage Month join us for an online virtual program at North America's largest mausoleum. Learn about Ulysses S. Grant's travels to China and Japan during his around-the-world tour and about a symbolic ginkgo tree planted here at the General Grant National Memorial.
11 minutes, 50 seconds
General Grant's 199th Birthday!
On April 27, we celebrated Ulysses S. Grant's 199th birthday with special guest speakers, as well as a wreath ceremony at the memorial with USMA West Point.
Join us for a virtual ceremony to celebrate 18th President and General, Ulysses S. Grant and his 199th birthday! The National Park Service, USMA West Point, and other special guests, invite you to join us in honoring the life and legacy of Ulysses S. Grant with a wreath ceremony, and commemorative talks. Elizabeth D. Samet, author of The Annotated Memoirs of Ulysses S. Grant, will be our keynote speaker.
1 hour, 4 minutes, 23 seconds
Women's History Month Program
In celebration of Women's History Month, we present a virtual program on the First Ladies of Presidents from the years 1860 through 1880. Learn about Mary Lincoln, Eliza Johnson, Lucy Hayes, and First Lady to Ulysses S. Grant, Julia Dent Grant.
Join us for online virtual programs at North America’s largest mausoleum. In celebration of Women’s History Month we will be presenting a virtual program on the First Ladies from 1860 -1880. Learn about Mary Lincoln, Eliza Johnson, Lucy Hayes and the First Lady we honor here at the General Grant National Memorial, Julia Grant.
18 minutes, 52 seconds
Black History Month Programs
General Grant National Memorial and the National Park Service Celebrates Black History Month in Febraury 2021 to honor the history of all African Americans, and connect the legacy of Ulysses S Grant to African American Civil Rights. In February of 2021, the park produced programs on the 15th Amendment, which Grant championed as a way to empower African American citizens to vote and hold office in government, and Richard T. Greener, who was instrumental in the creation of the Grant Monument that would become known as Grant's Tomb -- the central attraction here at General Grant National Memorial
Join us for a history chat with Katherine Chaddock, author of "Uncompromising Activist Richard Greener", as we explore Richard T. Greener, renowned black activist and scholar, first black graduate of Harvard College, and administrative head of the Ulysses S. Grant Monument Association. Image Slideshow of Greener after the chat.
28 minutes, 24 seconds
Presidents' Day Weekend 2021
President Grant and First Lady Julia Grant speak with the American People in this three-part lving history programming. Learn more about the 1871 Address to Congress, Grant's Stories about his riding and racing horses, and the Grants answering questions from the people.
Join President Grant and First Lady Julia as they explain in this living history program, the state of affairs in the United States in 1871. President Grant reviews foreign policy issues, domestic terrorism, and Washington City becoming the District of Columbia.
As part of President's Day Weekend series of living history programs, the Grants share stories of horse racing, speeding tickets, and their courtship when they first met in St Louis Missouri. #presidentsday
Happy Martin Luther King Jr. Day!
Join Ranger Jeffrey Stein for a tour of the outside and Inside of the Mausoleum at General Grant National Memorial and learn how Grant's legacy set the stage for civil rights a nearly a century before Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.
Happy Martin Luther King Jr. Day!
Join Ranger Sierra Willoughby for a tour of the outside and Inside of the Mausoleum at General Grant National Memorial and learn how Grant's legacy set the stage for civil rights a nearly a century before Martin Luther King Jr.
Join us in celebrating the life of First Lady and wife of Ulysses S. Grant, Julia Dent Grant, as we discuss Julia's life, provide insights into her relationship with General Grant, and conduct a wreath laying ceremony in the Mausoleum.
For Native American Heritage Month, come explore Ely Parker, a Seneca man and close friend of Ulysses S. Grant. Discover how a non-citizen penned the terms of surrender to end the American Civil War and then later became the first Native American to hold office of Commissioner of Bureau Of Indian Affairs during Grant's administration.
As part of Native American Heritage Month, come explore Ulysses S Grant's Native American "Peace Policy." Discover the complex story of how President Grant tried to improve relations with Native Americans.
We would like to take this opportunity to thank our US Veterans for their service, sacrifice, and contributions to our heritage. As an additional show of gratitude, the U.S. Department of the Interior is extending a new program for US Veterans and their Gold Star Families. As of November 11, 2020 US Veterans and Gold Star Families can obtain passes for free entry to National Parks and other Public Lands. Visit Link Below for details. Happy Veterans Day!