New York State Archives, NYSA_A3045-78_D47_NG8
The tomb of President Ulysses S. Grant in New York City. Photograph taken c.1900.
How many years did it take to obtain a permanent burial place for Ulysses S. Grant?
Why did the Grant family choose Riverside Park in New York City as the burial site?
By the time the tomb was completed, which president was in office?
What might a visitor see when they enter the tomb?
Of what material is this tomb constructed?
Why do you think a mausoleum of this size was built in Grant's honor?
Create a travel guide to inform visitors of all of the presidents buried in New York State.
English Language Arts: Write an obituary for Ulysses S. Grant.
Science: Grant's family purchased a state-of-the-art, burglar-proof coffin for his burial. Design a coffin that robbers could not break into.
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