Grant's Tomb in New York City
Photo: Nathaniel Thompson
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Who's Buried in Grant's tomb?

After his presidency Ulysses S. Grant settled in New York City, where he was laid to rest in August of 1885. A huge public fundraising effort brought in over $600,000 from approximately 90,000 contributors for the construction of his tomb. Completed in 1897, the massive Neo-Classical Revival structure, designed in granite and marble by architect John Duncan, remains the largest mausoleum in North America. Over one million people attended the parade and dedication ceremony.

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