Literary Landmark: Ulysses S. Grant Cottage

Wilton, N.Y.

Dedicated September 16, 2017

Partners: The Empire State Center for the Book

Two gentlemen in 1800's style attire hold an honorary plaque on the porch of Grant Cottage.The Ulysses S. Grant Cottage in Wilton, NY was designated a Literary Landmark on September 16, 2017.

In June of 1885, former two-term United States President and four-star General Ulysses S. Grant arrived at the site now known as Grant Cottage to complete writing his memoirs. He completed his memoirs there two days before dying at 8 a.m. on July 23, 1885.

Grant’s memoirs are considered a classic of American literature and were the first written by a former US President. Published by Mark Twain, the memoirs originally sold over 300,000 copies and provided Grant’s family with a secure financial future. The Ulysses S. Grant Cottage is open for tours from May through October each year.


U.S. Grant Cottage State Historic Site