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Hiking, History & Fall Foliage

Hiking, History & Fall Foliage

U.S. Grant Cottage National Historic Landmark

us grant national historic landmark


by Eli King Conklin | September 5, 2022
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Located just 9 miles from downtown Saratoga Springs, U.S. Grant Cottage is a national historical landmark offering some of the best fall hikes, events and leaf-peeping in the region. For fall, the cottage is open Labor Day until October 15, Thursdays through Sundays from 9:30AM to 4:00PM.

You can enjoy visitor center exhibitions, beautiful walking paths to breathtaking panoramic views of fall foliage, the gift shop, and self-guided grounds tours anytime the site is open. Guided tours run every 30 minutes, starting at 10AM and the last tour of the day begins at 3:30PM daily.

General Admission:
Adults: $12
Seniors (62 & up): $9
Ages 17 & under: $5
Children under 6: FREE
Veterans & Active Military: FREE w/ I.D.
Members: Free

Mt. McGregor Hidden History Hiking Tour

Tickets $15 | 1 Hour | All Ages

Travel back in time and discover the amazingly storied past of a mountain that has hosted everyone from U.S. presidents and tuberculosis patients to veterans and prisoners. Learn about what has drawn visitors to this Adirondack summit for hundreds of years, while experiencing its historic and natural features. During the tour, you will hear stories that bring to life the people of the mountains’ past as you explore hidden elements of the mountains’ history. Note: Tour is of the grounds only, not the interior of the Grant Cottage. Tour is over uneven and steep terrain and not suitable for those with limited mobility. BOOK NOW

Living History Tour

Tickets $18 | 1 Hour | All Ages

Experience the time capsule that is Grant Cottage with a Living History Tour. Your guide in period costume and character will transport you back in time to share with you the compelling story of the final days of famed Civil War General and 18th U.S. President Ulysses S. Grant. You will explore the grounds (weather dependent), and experience rooms filled with original and unique artifacts, as your guide shares a heart-warming and engaging tale of perseverance and family devotion. Take advantage of this premium experience to see Grant Cottage in a unique and memorable way. BOOK NOW

Ulysses S. Grant’s Bicentennial Birthday Gala

October 16, 2022 | 5PM | Gideon Putnam Resort & Spa

Celebrate the Bicentennial of Grant’s birth with a Gala Fundraiser to support The Friends of the Ulysses S. Grant Cottage and the building of an Education Pavilion on Mt. McGregor, part of the ambitious strategic development plan for the site.

Can’t make it to the site? Watch virtual events from home.

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