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Ulysses S. Grant Cottage, Wilton

#70 of 414 in Historic Sites in New York State
Must see · Scenic Walking Area · Historical Tour
The Cottage is the final home of Ulysses S. Grant, Civil War Commanding General of the U.S. Army, 18th U.S. President and beloved American public figure. Impoverished by a Ponzi-style swindle and dying of throat cancer, he moved to the Cottage on June 16, 1885. With the love and support of his family, his publisher Mark Twain and the nation at large, he completed Personal Memoirs of U.S. Grant only days before his death on July 23, 1885. The publication of this two-volume work ensured his family’s financial security and gave the world one of the most critically acclaimed memoirs by a U.S. president or historic military figure.

Grant Cottage is owned by the State of New York and opened to the public by The Friends of the Ulysses S. Grant Cottage.
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  • Very nice tour by a very knowledgable guide. House is exactly as it was when Grant passed away. Learned a lot.  more »
  • When you're up in the Saratoga Springs / Lake George area, it's totally worth making a side trip to this historic spot. If you love historic houses like we do, you're accustomed to visiting house...  more »
  • What an amazing experience. Our guide Tim was amazing and knew EVERYTHING about Ulysses S. Grant! Answered every question knowledgeably. Very glad I came. Make sure you walk the short 2 minute trail beside the visitor center to see a MAGNIFICENT view on top of the mountain.
  • This place is AWESOME!!!! Evan was our tour guide. What a knowledgeable young man. Answered all of our questions. Would highly recommend everyone to come and see this place. The view from the overlook is a must see!

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