Ulysses S. Grant Cottage National Historic Landmark, Wilton

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#61 of 414 in Historic Sites in New York State
Must see · Scenic Walking Area · Landmark
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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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  • We had never heard of this place before arriving in the Berkshires, and we are so glad that we saw a brochure in this. This cottage is full of personal artifacts of the President. This is where he... 
    We had never heard of this place before arriving in the Berkshires, and we are so glad that we saw a brochure in this. This cottage is full of personal artifacts of the President. This is where he...  more »
  • I took a family member for a pre booked tour and it was magnificent. Steve was our tour guide, and it was just two of us on his tour. Many great individual stories about the Grant family and some new....  more
    I took a family member for a pre booked tour and it was magnificent. Steve was our tour guide, and it was just two of us on his tour. Many great individual stories about the Grant family and some new....  more »

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