General Grant National Memorial


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National Parks
Name Type1 Location Year authorized Size
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Acadia NP SE Maine 1919 49,075 (19,868) Mountain and coast scenery.
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General Grant National Memorial:

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National Parks
Name Type1 Location Year authorized Size
acres (hectares)
Description
Acadia NP SE Maine 1919 49,075 (19,868) Mountain and coast scenery.
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General Grant National Memorial

Address:Riverside Dr & W 122nd St
New York, NY 10027

Phone:212-666-1640
Fax:212-932-9631
Web: www.nps.gov/gegr/
Size: 0.75 acres.
Established: Dedicated on April 27, 1897. National Park Service administration authorized on August 14, 1958.
Location:Overlooks the Hudson River from the Mornside Heights section of Manhattan. Near the intersection of Riverside Dr. and West 122nd St.
Facilities:Visitor center/museum.
Activities:Ranger-guided programs and tours.
Special Features:This memorial to Ulysses S. Grant, the Union commander who brought the Civil War to an end, includes the tombs of General and Mrs. Grant. As the President of the United States (1869-1877), Grant signed the act establishing the first national park, Yellowstone, on March 1, 1872.

See other parks in New York.
Parks Directory of the United States, 5th Edition. © 2007 by Omnigraphics, Inc.
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At General Grant National Memorial in Manhattan, Park Service officials approved an invitation-only event attended by 600 people--a taping of a musical performance by pop music diva Beyonce Knowles slated for broadcast on the 4th of July as part of the Macy's Independence Day television special.
Certainly, one of the most complex and high-profile projects ever undertaken by Park Service conservators was the recovery of original murals in two circular rooms of Grant's Tomb in New York City In the mid-1990s, when the tomb had fallen into such disrepair that Grant's descendants threatened to move his remains to another location, Congress passed a special appropriation for renovation of General Grant National Memorial. The challenge facing museum conservators from the Northeast Cultural Resources Center was removing several layers of paint applied during a Bicentennial spruce-up without damaging the murals beneath.

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