Permits & Reservations



Group Tours

Ranger-guided tours for groups larger then 10 persons are available by reservation only, and are subject to staff availability.

Requests are accepted for group tours Wednesday through Sunday between 10 am and 4 pm. Please send the request 10 business days in advance of the requested date to ensure there is staff to conduct your program. To request a ranger-guided tour for your group, fill out a Tour Request Form and submit it via email to e-mail us.

Field Trips and Education Programs

For more information about planning and reserving class field trips and on-site education programming, please visit the Plan a Field Trip page.

If you need additional information or have any special requests regarding group tours or education programs, please contact us at (646)670-7251 or send us an e-mail.

Musicians playing Jazz in front of Mausoleum
Gatherings, performances, and filming projects require prior authorization through a Special Use Permit.

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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.

View and print the Permit Instructions and Requirements

View and print the Safety Plan that must be submited with your application

View and print the Commercial Still Photography Permit Application

View and print the Special Use Permit Application

First Amendment Activities

We encourage citizens to exercise rights guaranteed by the Constitution. However, the courts have recognized that activities associated with the exercise of these rights may be reasonably regulated to protect the public and park resources. Therefore, such First Amendment activities involving over 25 participants require Special Use Permits, and National Park Service staff may regulate the time, place, and manner in which they are conducted. Some examples are:

  • distribution and/or sale of printed matter
  • religious services
  • public demonstrations or assemblies, etc.
  • collecting signatures for petitions

For more information regarding special use and/or short term leasing, contact the Business Management Program at

Application Process

To apply for a permit, complete the form, and send it with a non-refundable application fee of $50 to:

General Grant National Memorial
National Park Service
Attention: Business Management Program
26 Wall Street, New York, NY 10005
Please make check or money order payable to the "National Park Service". Note that this is only an application form. A permit form will be sent to you as soon as we approve your proposed activity. No Special Use Permit is valid until signed by the Superintendent or other authorized federal official. Please be advised that additional fees maybe assessed, depending upon the nature of the activity.

Last updated: May 13, 2021

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