Grant Cottage State Historic Site

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Enter the Victorian world once again at the final residence of Ulysses S. Grant.

“When Grant gets possession of a place, he holds on to it as if he inherited it,” Abraham Lincoln said of his great General. Grant’s spirit is still in the cottage at Mount McGregor. Visitors to the Cottage enter the Victorian world just as it was for Grant. The items Grant used – his chair, bed, nightclothes and other personal effects – are just as they were when he died.

Fighting pain, weakness and time, Grant raced death in order to complete his memoirs, knowing that they could provide financial security for his impoverished family. His friend, Mark Twain had agreed to publish them, and in fact visited grant at the Cottage to discuss the book’s progress. On July 23rd, 1885, Grant, surrounded by his family, died in this secluded cottage only a few days after completing his memoirs.

Only a few miles north of Saratoga Springs, Grant Cottage is an important piece of American history.

Grant Cottage is open Memorial Day through Columbus Day.
Please call the Cottage at 518-587-8277 for hours of operation.