Grant Cottage is situated near the eastern summit of Mount McGregor. At various points around its surrounding property, there are 180-degree sweeping views of Lake George, Vermont, Saratoga and Albany.
In this Adirondack Cottage Gen. Ulysses S. Grant died of throat cancer on July 23, 1885. He had arrived at the cottage from New York City on June 16, 1885, with his family, servants, and doctors; he was able to complete his memoirs in the short time he had left.
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, decorations, and personal items belonging to Grant, including the bed where he died, and floral arrangements that remain from Grant's August 4th funeral.
The Visitors Center offers interpretive displays and exhibits, a short introductory film, and a gift shop filled with books, memorabilia, and numerous Civil War-related items.
Grant Cottage is owned by the State of New York and opened to the public by The Friends of the Ulysses S. Grant Cottage, Inc.
The Friends of Grant Cottage continue the process of developing the Site Master Plan for Grant Cottage while celebrating its newly received designation as a National Historic Landmark. The Final Conceptual Master Plan will be based upon the input and comments received from meetings with The Friends Advisory Committee, the towns of Moreau and Wilton, and the public.
Grant Cottage is owned by the State of New York and opened to the public by The Friends of the Ulysses S. Grant Cottage, Inc. The Grant Cottage is one of few New York State historic sites operating without a State Parks employee present. Its small staff complemented by a strong, dedicated volunteer base keeps the Cottage running throughout the season.
The Friends of the Ulysses S. Grant Cottage, Inc. a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization, truly appreciates its volunteers, members, and sponsors!