General Grant National Memorial

Visit the resting place of Civil War General and U.S. President Ulysses S. Grant. Located in Manhattan’s Morningside Heights, the memorial is a symbol of gratitude for his service to the Union. Groups will see the permanent exhibit gallery, which highlights Grant’s major life events and brief film highlights in the media room on the mausoleum’s construction. If you and your group choose to tour self-guided, rangers are stationed around the site to answer any questions you may have. Educational programs allow groups to learn about those buried in the mausoleum and compare its architecture to others they have seen. Ranger talks are available for college students interested in learning more about General Grant.
 
Contact Info 
Address: West 122nd St & Riverside Dr., New York, NY 10027. New York County. Tel: 212-666-1640. Website: www.nps.gov/gegr/index.htm. Hrs: Wed.-Sun. 9AM-5PM.
 
Trip Info 
Grade Level: All grades. Activity Type: Day Trips, Guided Tours, Self-Guided Tours, Guided Programs. Recomm. Length of Visit: 45 minutes-1 hour. Cost: Free.
 
SUPPORTS CLASSROOM LEARNING IN: Social Studies.
SUPPORTS SCOUT BADGES IN: Social Studies. 

Lesson Plan To Enrich This Class Trip

Historic Site Lesson Plan

While visiting one of the many historical sites around the country, such as Philadelphia’s Independence Hall or Washington D.C.’s National Mall, consider reasons for preserving them. They are historically significant and can be visited, toured, and admired. Students learn about the historical relevance of specific historical sites and the importance of preserving these sites.... Continue