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It was here at 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 to complete his memoirs. He died just four days after his final proofreading. Today, the cottage and its furnishings remain the same as during the Grant family's stay for six weeks in 1885. Guests to the cottage may visit the spacious porch, tour the cottage's four rooms for a minimal fee, and view floral arrangements that remain from Grant's August 4th funeral.

We recommend taking the short path to the Eastern Outlook, which commands a spectacular view of the Hudson Valley, from the Adirondacks in the north, the Green Mountains of Vermont to the east, and the Catskills to the south.  You won't be disappointed with this amazing view with such a short walk.  Even if you don't do the short tour of the cottage, do the short walk to this spectacular view.

The tours are operated by The Friends of the Ulysses S. Grant Cottage.  The site is open Memorial Day thru Labor Day, Wed.-Sun. 10 a.m.-4 p.m. and then open weekends through Columbus Day, 10 a.m.-4 p.m.  This historic site is located near Moreau Lake State Park, off exit 16 from I-87 north of Albany.  The site is actually located on the site of a state prison and you will need to pass through the guard gate of the prison to visit the site.

Grant Cottage State Historic Site

This easy, short paved trail leads to the Eastern Overlook

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