Grant Cottage SHS, Wilton, NY Photos

Grant Cottage State Historic Site where Ulysses S. Grant lived his last days (June 16-July 23, 1885) and finished his memoirs. This house museum remains as it was when Grant died and even includes the dried flower wreaths that were sent in tribute. Notably Grant's publisher, Mark Twain, visited him there.

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Grant Cottage State Historic Site where Ulysses S. Grant lived his last days & finished his memoirs. Wilton, NY.Grant Cottage State Historic Site on the slope of Mount MacGregor run by Friends of the Ulysses S. Grant Cottage. Wilton, NY.Grant Cottage architectural details. Wilton, NY.Grant Cottage verandah. Wilton, NY.
Grant Cottage State Historic Site where Ulysses S. Grant lived his last days (June 16-July 23, 1885) & finished his memoirs. Wilton, NY.Grant Cottage State Historic Site on the slope of Mount MacGregor run by Friends of the Ulysses S. Grant Cottage. Wilton, NY.Grant Cottage architectural details. Wilton, NY.Grant Cottage verandah. Wilton, NY.
Woven wood strip chairs on verandah of Grant Cottage. Wilton, NY.Memorial plaque to Ulysses S. Grant at Grant Cottage SHS. Wilton, NY.Parlor with two facing leather chairs where U.S. Grant slept sitting up because of pain caused by his throat cancer at Grant Cottage SHS. Wilton, NY.Parlor where President Grant spent most of his remaining days at Grant Cottage SHS. Wilton, NY.
Woven wood strip chairs on verandah of Grant Cottage. Wilton, NY.Memorial plaque to Ulysses S. Grant at Grant Cottage SHS. Wilton, NY.Parlor with two facing leather chairs where U.S. Grant slept sitting up because of pain caused by his throat cancer at Grant Cottage SHS. Wilton, NY.Parlor where President Grant spent most of his remaining days at Grant Cottage SHS. Wilton, NY.
Grant's "bedside" table as it was when he died at Grant Cottage SHS. Wilton, NY.Chest of drawers with mirror as it was when he died at Grant Cottage SHS. Wilton, NY.Gothic-style desk in Grant's sick room at Grant Cottage SHS. Wilton, NY.Lamps & candlesticks on Gothic-style desk in Grant's sick room at Grant Cottage SHS. Wilton, NY.
Grant's "bedside" table as it was when he died at Grant Cottage SHS. Wilton, NY.Chest of drawers with mirror as it was when he died at Grant Cottage SHS. Wilton, NY.Gothic-style desk in Grant's sick room at Grant Cottage SHS. Wilton, NY.Lamps & candlesticks on Gothic-style desk in Grant's sick room at Grant Cottage SHS. Wilton, NY.
Grant's final possessions in his room at Grant Cottage SHS. Wilton, NY.Grant's laudanum pain reliever bottle at Grant Cottage SHS. Wilton, NY.Some notes Grant wrote to communicate since throat cancer kept him from speaking at Grant Cottage SHS. Wilton, NY.Washstand with pitcher & basin plus other wash items in set at Grant Cottage SHS. Wilton, NY.
Grant's final possessions in his room at Grant Cottage SHS. Wilton, NY.Grant's laudanum pain reliever bottle at Grant Cottage SHS. Wilton, NY.Some notes Grant wrote to communicate since throat cancer kept him from speaking at Grant Cottage SHS. Wilton, NY.Washstand with pitcher & basin plus other wash items in set at Grant Cottage SHS. Wilton, NY.
Cast metal mirror frame in Grant's room at Grant Cottage SHS. Wilton, NY.Wallpaper in Grant's room at Grant Cottage SHS. Wilton, NY.Panorama of room in which the former President & Civil War General Grant spent his final days at Grant Cottage SHS. Wilton, NY.Fireplace in reception room where President Grant died at Grant Cottage SHS. Wilton, NY.
Cast metal mirror frame in Grant's room at Grant Cottage SHS. Wilton, NY.Wallpaper in Grant's room at Grant Cottage SHS. Wilton, NY.Panorama of room in which the former President & Civil War General Grant spent his final days at Grant Cottage SHS. Wilton, NY.Fireplace in reception room where President Grant died at Grant Cottage SHS. Wilton, NY.
Mantle clock stopped at the moment of President Grant's death at 8:08 AM on July 23, 1885, at Grant Cottage SHS. Wilton, NY.Reception room looking toward bed where President Grant died at Grant Cottage SHS. Wilton, NY.Deathbed of Ulysses S. Grant at Grant Cottage SHS. Wilton, NY.Photo showing how deathbed of Ulysses S. Grant folds into a cabinet at Grant Cottage SHS. Wilton, NY.
Mantle clock stopped at the moment of President Grant's death at 8:08 AM on July 23, 1885, at Grant Cottage SHS. Wilton, NY.Reception room looking toward bed where President Grant died at Grant Cottage SHS. Wilton, NY.Deathbed of Ulysses S. Grant at Grant Cottage SHS. Wilton, NY.Photo showing how deathbed of Ulysses S. Grant folds into a cabinet at Grant Cottage SHS. Wilton, NY.
Side table with metal objects in reception room death room at Grant Cottage SHS. Wilton, NY.General Grant's favorite chair with wreath at Grant Cottage SHS. Wilton, NY.Wicker sofa at Grant Cottage SHS. Wilton, NY.Graphic of two youths with dog at Grant Cottage SHS. Wilton, NY.
Side table with metal objects in reception room death room at Grant Cottage SHS. Wilton, NY.General Grant's favorite chair with wreath at Grant Cottage SHS. Wilton, NY.Wicker sofa at Grant Cottage SHS. Wilton, NY.Graphic of two youths with dog at Grant Cottage SHS. Wilton, NY.
Graphic of Grant's funeral at Mount MacGregor with son Fred Grant placing ring on his father's finger at Grant Cottage SHS. Wilton, NY.Dining room with original floral arrangements from Grant's funeral at Grant Cottage SHS. Wilton, NY.Original floral gate from Grant's funeral in dining room at Grant Cottage SHS. Wilton, NY.Blue & white porcelain coffee service at Grant Cottage SHS. Wilton, NY.
Graphic of Grant's funeral at Mount MacGregor with son Fred Grant placing ring on his father's finger at Grant Cottage SHS. Wilton, NY.Dining room with original floral arrangements from Grant's funeral at Grant Cottage SHS. Wilton, NY.Original floral gate from Grant's funeral in dining room at Grant Cottage SHS. Wilton, NY.Blue & white porcelain coffee service at Grant Cottage SHS. Wilton, NY.
Graphic of English country scene with boat & swans at Grant Cottage SHS. Wilton, NY.Portrait of George Washington at Grant Cottage SHS. Wilton, NY.Portrait of Martha Washington at Grant Cottage SHS. Wilton, NY.Portrait of Abraham Lincoln at Grant Cottage SHS. Wilton, NY.
Graphic of English country scene with boat & swans at Grant Cottage SHS. Wilton, NY.Portrait of George Washington at Grant Cottage SHS. Wilton, NY.Portrait of Martha Washington at Grant Cottage SHS. Wilton, NY.Portrait of Abraham Lincoln at Grant Cottage SHS. Wilton, NY.
Portrait of Gen. U.S. Grant at Grant Cottage SHS. Wilton, NY.Portrait of Ulysses S. Grant at Grant Cottage SHS. Wilton, NY.Photo of Gen. U.S. Grant & Family at Mt. MacGregor taken June 19, 1885 at Grant Cottage SHS. Wilton, NY.U.S. Grant & his family engraving by John Dainty after photo by H. Ulke at Grant Cottage SHS. Wilton, NY.
Portrait of Gen. U.S. Grant at Grant Cottage SHS. Wilton, NY.Portrait of Ulysses S. Grant at Grant Cottage SHS. Wilton, NY.Photo of Gen. U.S. Grant & Family at Mt. MacGregor taken June 19, 1885 at Grant Cottage SHS. Wilton, NY.U.S. Grant & his family (Julia, Fred, Nellie, Ulysses & Jesse) engraving (1869) by John Dainty after photo by H. Ulke at Grant Cottage SHS. Wilton, NY.
Note Grant wrote to communicate since throat cancer kept him from speaking at Grant Cottage SHS. Wilton, NY.General Grant at Mount MacGregor book by O.P. Clarke, Custodian of Grant Cottage at Grant Cottage SHS. Wilton, NY.Postcard showing railway to Saratoga Springs, transport used by Grant & family, at Grant Cottage SHS. Wilton, NY.The Century Illustrated Monthly Magazine covering death of Gen. Grant at Grant Cottage SHS. Wilton, NY.
Note Grant wrote to communicate since throat cancer kept him from speaking at Grant Cottage SHS. Wilton, NY.General Grant at Mount MacGregor book by O.P. Clarke, Custodian of Grant Cottage at Grant Cottage SHS. Wilton, NY.Postcard showing railway to Saratoga Springs, transport used by Grant & family, at Grant Cottage SHS. Wilton, NY.The Century Illustrated Monthly Magazine (Nov. 1885) covering death of Gen. Grant at Grant Cottage SHS. Wilton, NY.
Grant Cottage Register with signature of Julia D. Grant on her visit to Grant Cottage. Wilton, NY.Detail of signature of Julia D. Grant on her visit in Grant Cottage Register at Grant Cottage. Wilton, NY.

Grant Cottage Register with signature of Julia D. Grant on her visit (Sept. 6, 1892) to Grant Cottage. Wilton, NY.Detail of signature of Julia D. Grant on her visit (Sept. 6, 1892) in Grant Cottage Register at Grant Cottage. Wilton, NY.


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