General Grant National Memorial [NY]
General Grant National Memorial, or Grant's Tomb, is not only the final resting place of Union General Ulysses S. Grant (18221885), but a memorial to his life and accomplishments. It is also the largest tomb in North America. Grant served in both the Mexican and Civil Wars, and was the first full General of the Armies. His leadership confirmed victories in the Battles of Vicksburg and Chattanooga, as well as Robert E. Lee's surrender at Appomattox. A grateful nation twice elected Grant to serve as President of the United States, from 1869 to 1877. Grant's accomplishments include signing the act establishing the first national park, Yellowstone, on March 1, 1872.
The memorial offers daily interpretive programs, guided tours, an introductory talk, curriculum materials, and a variety of standards-based educational programs for specific grade levels.