The William Henry Harrison Tomb State Memorial is the final resting place of William Henry Harrison, ninth President of the United States; his wife Anna Harrison; and his son John Scott Harrison, Congressman and father of the twenty-third President, Benjamin Harrison. It is located on Brower Road approximately one-half mile west of U.S. Route 50 in North Bend, Ohio.Work out when and for how long to visit William Henry Harrison Tomb and other North Bend attractions using our handy North Bend trip maker tool.
Harrison died April 4, 1841, one month after taking office, and was buried in the Congressional Cemetery in Washington, D.C.; in June of that year, his remains were removed for transport to their final resting place in North Bend. The Harrison family chose a site at the crest of Mt. Nebo on the family estate and the interment occurred July 7, 1841. In 1871, John Harrison sold all but 6acres of the estate. He offered this portion, containing the tomb and other burial sites, to the state of Ohio in exchange for a pledge of perpetual maintenance.
After several years of neglect, the tomb and grounds fell into a state of disrepair until 1919 when the Ohio General Assembly formally accepted the bequest and appropriated funds for its care. The tomb was listed in the National Register on November 10, 1970.
The tomb is currently managed by the Harrison - Symmes Memorial Foundation on behalf of the Ohio History Connection. In 2007, improvements at the site included installation of kiosks to educate visitors about Harrison, his role in settling the Ohio River Valley and U.S. history.
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Stopped here on our way to Kentucky. It doesnt take long to see the entirety of the monument. Its a piece of history, the grave of a president. My kids had done a study on the American Presidents...
Stopped here on our way to Kentucky. It doesnt take long to see the entirety of the monument. Its a piece of history, the grave of a president. My kids had done a study on the American Presidents... more »
It is a nice memorial with some information and a little walking area. There are a few free parking spaces as well.
It is a nice memorial with some information and a little walking area. There are a few free parking spaces as well. more »
Much more than I was expecting and impressively grand for a man most known for dying 31 days into his term. The signs seemed to take pain to show he was quite accomplished before becoming president. They also firmly claim Harrison for Ohio. He and his grandson are often listed as Indiana’s two presidents. I hadn’t realized William was Ohio’s governor after governing Indiana and was living there when elected president.
Nicely done. Did not realize he was first president to die in office and was only in office for 32 days. Thanks!
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