Grant Cottage State Historic Site

It was in Joseph W. Drexel's Adirondack cottage that General Ulysses S. Grant died of throat cancer on July 23, 1885. President Grant arrived at the cottage on June 16, 1885, with a large entourage of family, friends, servants, and physicians in order to complete his memoirs. He died just four days after his final proofreading.

Today, the cottage remains essentially the same as during the Grant family's stay. Visitors tour the downstairs of the cottage, viewing the original furnishings and decorations, personal items belonging to Grant, the bed where he died, and floral arrangements that remain from Grant's August 4th funeral.

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Latitude: 43.2011074 Longitude: -73.7454801 Elevation: 1034 ft
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Season and Hours Open

Memorial Day thru Labor Day, Wed.-Sun. 10 a.m.-4 p.m.

Don't Miss This When Visiting

Don't forget to visit the gift shop or the chance to picnic with friends and family while you enjoy the scenic views.

Related Sites Or Experiences

New York State Military Museum Saratoga Springs, NY

Identify And Describe The Management Organization

The Ulysses S. Grant Cottage State Historic Site is operated by The Friends of The U.S. Grant Cottage, Inc. in cooperation with the New York State Office of Parks, Recreation and Historic Preservation and the New York State Department of Correctional Services.

Suggested Further Reading

The Autobiography of General Ulysses S Grant: Memoirs of the Civil War

Additional Notes And Comments

The Cottage is on the grounds of the Mt. McGregor Correctional Facility. Visitors must stop at the access post and check in. The driver must have a license.  Firearms, alcohol, and dogs are not allowed on the mountain.

Historic sites charge a vehicle use fee and/or admittance fee at various times and locations throughout the year. A list of fees is available below. For program fees or to verify information, please contact the site directly.

$5 Adults
$4 Seniors/Students
Children 6 and under Free
Group Rate (10 or more) $3



Tours Are Offered


Site is Child-friendly


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