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.
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.
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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!