The gallery at the Theodore Roosevelt birthplace has “hundreds of original items from Roosevelt’s colorful life.” You’ll see campaign buttons and handwritten notes, including a short diary entry on the day in 1884 when TR lost both his mother and his first wife. He wrote simply, “The light has gone out of my life.”Read More
He’s the only president born in New York City, yet millions of New Yorkers have probably never visited Theodore Roosevelt’s birthplace on E. 2oth Street, just off Broadway. The Theodore Roosevelt Birthplace sits in the heart of the city, but it’s actually part of the National Park System. A tour of the large brownstone offers insights into the life of our 26th president as well as the history of New York City.Read More
As we finish our trip to Grant’s tomb, it’s time to take you inside this massive mausoleum. Many disabled Civil War soldiers had to be carried up the stairs to the shrine, which became a popular pilgrimage for veterans on both sides of the conflict.Read More
Many New York City tourists want to see the Empire State Building or Radio City, but history buffs may appreciate a trip to the Upper West Side to the final resting place of President Ulysses S. Grant.
The memorial is massive, rising 150 feet on a hill overlooking the Hudson.
“Who is buried in Grant’s tomb?” It’s a question that entered American pop culture thanks to Groucho Marx and the show “You Bet Your Life.” One contestant apparently shook things up with the reply that”no one” is buried in Grant’s tomb, which is technically correct and here’s why:
Even though you can visit Grant’s tomb in New York City and you can see the coffins (sarcophagi?) of President and Mrs. Grant, technically no one is buried there. And the whole argument hinges on the definition of the word “bury.”Read More