The impending closure of the correctional facility may leave us with a number of challenges to continue operating throughout the 2014 season. A special fund has been established to support our need for a potential disruption in utilities, general maintenance, and most importantly--security. Your help with a smooth transition would be greatly appreciated!
Please put "Reserve Fund" in the DESIGNATION field to distinguish your contribution from our general donations.
Sat., May 3rd, 10am-noon
Join us as we prepare the Cottage and its surroundings for its Memorial Day weekend opening. One of the dozens of events throughout New York State as a part of New York Parks & Trails "I Love My Park Day". Volunteers are needed for general landscaping and garden planting around the exterior in addition to various indoor tasks at our Visitors Center.
Welcome to the historic home where
Ulysses S. Grant fought his final battles.
The Cottage opens for its 2014 season Saturday, May 24th
Season opening program: Oliver and Martha Clarke Sunday, May 25th 1pm
Over 5,000 people visited us in 2013!
Here are just a few of them:
News regarding the closing of
the Mt. McGregor Correctional Facility
The Friends of Ulysses S. Grant Cottage (the non-profit organization running the day-to-day operations of the site in cooperation with NYS Parks, Recreation, and Historic Preservation, along with the Dep't of Corrections) has begun a series of meetings with both entities to discuss the continued functioning of the State Historic Site following the correctional facility's intended closure in 2014. We will be posting information here, in our Chronicles newsletter, and our Facebook page as it is received.
View our presentations on the history of structures and land the before it became the correctional facility.
A History of Mt. McGregor--Part 1 A presentation focused on the life of Ulysses S. Grant just prior to his arrival at the Cottage atop the mountain, the Grand Army of the Republic, the Metropolitan Life Insurance Company, and the early caretakers of the Cottage.
A History of Mt. McGregor--Part 2 This presentation offers a virtual tour of the Metropolitan Life Insurance Sanatarium via vintage postcards while offering some potential re-purpose ideas.
Here are some useful articles detailing the most recent updates: