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Ulysses S. Grant Cottage

1000 Mount McGregor Road, Wilton, NY 12831
+1 518-584-4353
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Two prong review - Poorly Organized Special Event And Access

We are from Nevada and time is at a premium. The cottage is open only on the weekend during this... read more

Reviewed 3 days ago
JRSilverstate
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Nevada
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Incredible! Don't miss this.

This was one of the best presidential tours we've ever taken. Diana, our guide, was a fascinating... read more

Reviewed 6 days ago
Lynn W
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Downers Grove, Illinois
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  • Excellent75%
  • Very good21%
  • Average1%
  • Poor3%
  • Terrible0%
Travellers talk about
“civil war” (8 reviews)
“his life” (12 reviews)
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1000 Mount McGregor Road, Wilton, NY 12831
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+1 518-584-4353
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Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

We are from Nevada and time is at a premium. The cottage is open only on the weekend during this time of year. They had a couple musicians performing on the porch. The cottage, for tours or just to walk through was shut down during...More

Thank JRSilverstate
Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

This was one of the best presidential tours we've ever taken. Diana, our guide, was a fascinating storyteller, well-versed historian buff, and a Grant enthusiast. She made history come alive and told us many things we never knew about Grant and the civil war. The...More

Thank Lynn W
Melissa S, Executive Director at Ulysses S. Grant Cottage, responded to this reviewResponded 4 days ago

Thank you so much for the fantastic feedback. We're so glad that you enjoyed your time at the Cottage!

Reviewed 1 week ago

Attended ceremony recently when it received a literary landmark designation. Grant wrote his memoirs here & later died. Had interesting front porch lecture & tour inside. Great gift shop - bought the book on Grant by Smith. Recommended to me by a librarian. The former...More

Thank srhahm
Melissa S, Executive Director at Ulysses S. Grant Cottage, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

We're so glad to that you made it to our Literary Landmark ceremony. Thank you for visiting!

Reviewed 1 week ago

This was Grant's cottage during the last 6 weeks of his life. He had been diagnosed with throat cancer brought on from his cigar smoking habit (which he picked up after receiving lots of cigars congratulating him on his wins in the Civil War). The...More

Thank gl0baltraveler
Melissa S, Executive Director at Ulysses S. Grant Cottage, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Thank you for visiting and for your review!

Reviewed 1 week ago

not to far from home, who knew this was even here... neat thing to do that's free and educational especially for home schoolers in the area

Thank AnnetteLee822
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

What an abundance of information offered by all the tour guides. Very interesting piece of history behind this President. Original furniture and the home left all in it's place the day he died.

Thank Chris H
Melissa S, Executive Director at Ulysses S. Grant Cottage, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Thank you for visiting and for the review!

Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This is the cottage where Grant spent his last days. BUt the excellent panels in the museum and the superb docent who conducted the tour gave us a fascinating overview of the life of this important historical figure. Very much worth visiting, even going out...More

Thank Debbie E
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Scenery is beautiful, very educational and they have great programs throughout the season. Go and you won't regret it.

Thank lauriewoodcock
Reviewed 14 August 2017

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 13 August 2017

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

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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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