Grant Cottage State Historic Site Grant Cottage State Historic Site

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Grant Cottage State Historic Site 

 P.O. Box 2294 

Wilton, NY 12831 
Phone: 518-587-8277

Hours: 10-4 Wed-Sun from Memorial Day weekend to Labor Day weekend, Open Memorial Day and Labor Day. 10-4 Sat-Sun to Columbus Day. 


Historical Description:

It was in Joseph W. Drexel's Adirondack cottage that General Ulysses S. Grant died of throat cancer on July 23, 1885. President Grant arrived at the cottage on June 16, 1885, with a large entourage of family, friends, servants, and physicians in order to complete his memoirs. He died just four days after his final proofreading.


The Site:

Today, the cottage and its furnishings resemble those that surrounded Grant in 1885. Guests to the cottage may visit the spacious porch, tour the cottage's four rooms, and view floral arrangements that remain from Grant's funeral. 



The cottage is located on the summit of Mt. McGregor, within the grounds of the Mt. McGregor Correctional Facility. All visitors must stop at the access point and check in. The driver must present a valid driver's license. Call for further directions.