Grant Cottage state historic site back open Saturday

A local landmark will be back open to the public Saturday, after being outfitted with state-of-the-art fire protection.

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A $1.5 million fire detection and suppression system was installed at Grant Cottage State Historic Site, the Saratoga County retreat where civil war general and United States president Ulysses S. Grant spent his final days.
The new system deploys a mixture of nitrogen and water mist, rather than streams of water, when sensors detect a fire.
That reduces the risk of widespread water damage to rooms and contents.