This grand mausoleum—the largest in the Western Hemisphere—is the final resting place of President Ulysses S. Grant and his wife, Julia. Under an awe-inspiring rotunda, visitors can look down into the open crypt, with stairs leading below. Please note that this is a space of reverence and reflection; please keep voices low when visiting!
Sat & Sun Tour Info: Grounds tours with NPS Rangers leave from the adjacent Visitors Center at 11:15am, 1:15, 3:15pm both days.
This site is part of the special series celebrating the National Park Service’s Centennial Anniversary. Click here to read more and see the full list of participating sites.
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