Grant Cottage in Saratoga County declared national landmark

General Ulysses S. Grant, the 18th President of the U.S., reads on the porch of Drexel Cottage near Saratoga Springs, N.Y. on July 20, 1885. He died of throat cancer 3 days later. General Ulysses S. Grant, the 18th President of the U.S., reads on the porch of Drexel Cottage near Saratoga Springs, N.Y. on July 20, 1885. He died of throat cancer 3 days later. | Photo: AP Photo.

WNYT Staff
Updated: January 21, 2021 02:25 PM
Created: January 21, 2021 01:33 PM

A state historic site in Saratoga County is now a national landmark.

Grant Cottage is located just below the summit of Mount McGregor in Saratoga County. It's where President Ulysses S. Grant went to finish writing his memoirs just prior to his death in 1885.

The 43-acre property was acquired by the State Parks Department in 1957.

It was designated a national historic landmark this week by the National Park Service.


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