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Come to Mount McGregor to be Cured: The Story of the Metropolitan Life Insurance Co. Tuberculosis Sanatorium

  • Grant Cottage 1000 Mt McGregor Road Wilton, NY 12831 (map)

“I feel the air very fine here. This must become a great sanatorium before many years.”

U.S. Grant, Mt. McGregor, 1885

Tuberculosis (TB) was one of the nation’s leading causes of death in the early 1900’s with an estimated 110,000 persons dying annually.  In 1910, the Metropolitan Life Insurance Company, America’s largest life insurer, made the decision to build a sanatorium for their employees diagnosed with TB.

Dave Hubbard, Grant Cottage’s Visitor Center & Group Sales Manager, will discuss the history of the mountain’s sanatorium through the eyes of a tuberculosis patient being treated at the Mount McGregor facility.