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Ulysses S. Grant Cottage

Mount McGregor Road, Wilton, NY 12831
+1 518-584-4353
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A trip back in time worth finding with beautiful views as a bonus

This little history gem is off the beaten path and worth the wander. Along with the history of... read more

Reviewed 11 October 2016
jraeyre
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Saratoga Springs, New York
A special place

We've been traveling for three weeks (Arizona to the east coast) and this is one of our favorite... read more

Reviewed 6 October 2016
Vicki L
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“his life” (8 reviews)
“civil war” (5 reviews)
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Mount McGregor Road, Wilton, NY 12831
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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

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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.

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Reviewed 3 September 2016

US Grant finished his memoirs here, then died in the bed on display here. Morbid-? No, not when you consider the back story of how he so loved his family that he managed to stay death until he finished writing an account of his life--"Personal...More

Thank Jonathan E
Reviewed 29 August 2016 via mobile

Saratoga Springs is known for the horse racing and a treasure of other history. Until recently few had the opportunity to visit the last resting place for one of our country's most important military hero's and post-war presidents. Located on 7 miles from downtown Saratoga...More

Thank Gm R
Reviewed 15 July 2016 via mobile

We stopped at Grant Cottage on our way home from Lake George. It was an unplanned visit, but we're so glad we did! Everything is original, so well kept and preserved. It was amazing to see original handwritten notes and photographs. A piece of history...More

Thank Maribel R
Reviewed 10 July 2016

My family and I made this a must see on our Summer Road trip 2016 and it was so worth it! The cottage is pretty much as it was when President Grant lived there. The bed he passed in, the chairs he sat in, clothing,...More

1  Thank jjenfa
Reviewed 9 July 2016

When visiting Saratoga Springs, NY, you are surrounded by history and one of those quaint little places is Grant's Cottage. Learned little known facts about his life from some very well-informed history-buffed volunteers. In addition, they have events there on many weekends. Watch-out, it's open...More

Thank Retiredhappily2015
Reviewed 1 July 2016

We took our grandkids to tour Grant's Cottage after taking them out for lunch. My husband bought the tickets & we drove up and parked in the handicap space near the cottage. A gentleman was giving a 'tour talk' to a group of people on...More

1  Thank DianeLBG
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chemoangel
I notice the front steps do not have any railings to hold onto? Is there another entry for those who have trouble with stairs?
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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