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Ulysses S. Grant Cottage

Mount McGregor Road, Wilton, NY 12831
+1 518-584-4353
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Frozen in Time

After living in the area all of my 63 years, I finally managed to visit this historic site. The... read more

Reviewed 5 days ago
rwjw
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Amsterdam, New York
President Grant cottage visit

Michael was our tour guide and provided a great experience for a tour. Our tour started with a... read more

Reviewed 6 days ago
Frear F
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Binghamton, New York
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  • Excellent77%
  • Very good21%
  • Average1%
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“civil war” (7 reviews)
“his life” (9 reviews)
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Mount McGregor Road, Wilton, NY 12831
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Reviewed 5 days ago

After living in the area all of my 63 years, I finally managed to visit this historic site. The tour was of the first floor only. Our guide was knowledgeable. The house is as it was the day Grant died and after at the funeral...More

Thank rwjw
Reviewed 6 days ago

Michael was our tour guide and provided a great experience for a tour. Our tour started with a great conversation seated on the porch of the Grant cottage. Inside the cottage Michael took the time to point out many interesting facts and stories of President...More

2  Thank Frear F
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We really enjoyed our tour of the Grant Cottage. The guide did an excellent job providing the history of Grant's stay at the cottage. The movie at the visitors center provided a good overview before our walking tour. I would highly recommend this if you...More

Thank Carol F
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

If you are a fan at all of U.S. History...I encourage you to visit the Grant Cottage on top of Mt. McGregor near Saratoga Springs. In the 19th Century U.S. Grant was a hugely popular figure who not only led the Union to victory in...More

Thank davemanly
Reviewed 10 July 2017

Grant didn't spend much time here, but finished his famous Memoirs here as he was dying--the memoirs, published on generous terms by Mark Twain, provided money for Grant's family. The cottage preserves the chair Grant was famously photographed in during his last days, the bed...More

Thank dmj399
Reviewed 5 July 2017

The house that Grant spent the last part of his life in--wrote his memoirs here and died here. The house is almost exactly as it was on the day Grant died. It's both eerie and interesting. A fascinating place.

Thank Brett G
Reviewed 11 October 2016

This little history gem is off the beaten path and worth the wander. Along with the history of being the place that where President Grant finished his memoirs and died, it is steeped in history as a location form the early days as the site...More

Thank jraeyre
Reviewed 6 October 2016 via mobile

We've been traveling for three weeks (Arizona to the east coast) and this is one of our favorite stops. Ben, a volunteer, brought U.S. Grant to life for us. We learned a lot about this former President and his character. He was impeccably moral and...More

1  Thank Vicki L
Reviewed 24 September 2016

If you are a Civil War buff, and in the Saratoga Springs NY area, you will really enjoy a visit to this historic location. This restored cabin, where General Grant wrote his memoirs, and died shortly thereafter is a must see.The volunteers that lead the...More

1  Thank SMHW
Reviewed 18 September 2016 via mobile

Educational. Took our grandkids and they had already learned some of the history in school so were intriqued. We had a wonderful tour guide. Great tour! Beautiful views.

Thank caraven2016
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chemoangel
11 November 2015|
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Response from singlemomoftwins | Reviewed this property |
When I visited, we entered at the side door. There are still stairs, but there is a railing. We exited out the front door, but there is a wrap-around porch and you can easily walk around to the side stairs. There is a... More
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