General Grant Memorial

General Grant Memorial Landmark

Date Constructed: It took 12 years to build the tomb with the official opening in 1897
Designed by: John Duncan
Description: Overlooking the Hudson, General Ulysses S. Grant’s Tomb contains representations of Grant’s major life events. Considered a revered military officer and politician, his popularity continued through the end of his life in 1885. It is estimated that 1 million people watched his funeral procession which took 5 hours to pass by and was 7 miles long. The tomb was funded with donations from the public, and it is speculated that 600,000 people donated to the construction of the tomb. Using both bronze and marble, John Duncan was inspired by the Mausoleum of King Maussollos, one of the Seven Wonders of the Ancient World, as well as other grand resting places.