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Grant Cottage

Mount McGregor Road
Wilton , NY 12831

The Cottage where the Civil War General & 18th President of the U.S. spent his final days finishing his Memoirs and fighting his final battle with throat cancer.

Grant Cottage is a hidden treasure in the foothills of the Adirondacks.  It sits on top of Mt. McGregor and overlooks the Adirondack Mountains to the north, the Green Mountains to the east, and the Catskills to the south.  The view is breathtaking and was the last view of our area that General Ulysses S. Grant saw before his death in this historic cottage.  The Cottage has remained virtually unchanged since 1885 and still houses the bed on which he died and the funeral arrangements are still intact.  The clock on the mantle still remains where his son, Fred, stopped the hands at 8:08 a.m. on July 23, 1885 when his father passed away.

  We are open from Memorial Day to Labor Day, Wednesday through Sunday, from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m., and from Labor Day through Columbus Day - Saturdays & Sundays only from 10 to 4.  The cost of admission is $5 Adults, $4 Seniors/Students, Children under 5, Military with ID, & Members are free.  We have a lovely gift shop with all new items made available through a grant from the Alfred Z. Solomon Charitable Trust.  A guided tour of the Cottage and the Overlook are included in the admission fee.  Come for an hour or an afternoon and take in the beauty and serenity of the mountain just as General Grant did 125 years ago.

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Upcoming Events

When: Sun, Sep 6, 2015 at 1:00 PM
Where: Grant Cottage Historic Site, Wilton, NY
Cost: FREE ADMISSION
The abolitionist activities of John Brown and some of his twenty children create the unusual story of women whose actions went far beyond the petitioning and pamphleteering of the era. Grant Cottage volunteer, Diana O'Brien, will use music, Brown family images, and detailed information to describe the commitment and devotion of the Brown family to each other and the antislavery cause. The program is based upon the research of Bonnie Laughlin Schultz, author of The Tie That Bound Us, and includes Negro spirituals sung by a local tenor, and photographs from the Library of Congress.
When: Sat, Sep 12, 2015 at 3:00 PM
Where: Grant Cottage Historic Site, Wilton, NY
Cost: $15
US Grant's "You Are There" historic event at Appomattox Court House dramatizes the event with recreation of the typical program that was broadcast on the radio prior to World War II. Our radio re-enactment and dialogue is based on the reports of actual events coupled with musical selections, sound effects, reporters coverage and appearances by notable historic characters presented in an exciting and thought provoking way. This event features music by the 77th NY Regimental Balladeers. Showtimes are 3PM & 7PM
When: Sat, Sep 12, 2015 at 7:00 PM
Where: Grant Cottage Historic Site, Wilton, NY
Cost: $15
US Grant's "You Are There" historic event at Appomattox Court House dramatizes the event with recreation of the typical program that was broadcast on the radio prior to World War II. Our radio re-enactment and dialogue is based on the reports of actual events coupled with musical selections, sound effects, reporters coverage and appearances by notable historic characters presented in an exciting and thought provoking way. This event features music by the 77th NY Regimental Balladeers. Showtimes are 3PM & 7PM
When: Sat, Sep 19, 2015 at 1:00 PM
Where: Grant Cottage Historic Site, Wilton, NY
Cost: FREE ADMISSION
Soldiers' stories describe the events following the surrender at Appomattox. The army of Northern Virginia and Union forces underwent significant changes when peace was at hand. Four years of war had taken its toll. Research by volunteer Pat Smith describes the soldiers' experiences, North and South. Images help us visualize Lee, Grant, Joshua Chamberlain and others heading home to peace.

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