Ulysses S. Grant Memorial, Washington DC

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The Ulysses S. Grant Memorial is a presidential memorial in Washington, D.C., honoring American Civil War general and 18th United States President Ulysses S. Grant. It sits at the base of Capitol Hill (Union Square, the Mall, 1st Street, between Pennsylvania Avenue and Maryland Avenue), below the west front of the United States Capitol. Its sculpture of Grant on horseback faces west, overlooking the Capitol Reflecting Pool and facing toward the Lincoln Memorial, which honors Grant's wartime president, Abraham Lincoln. Grant's statue rests on a pedestal decorated with bronze reliefs of the infantry; flanking pedestals hold statues of protective lions and bronze representations of the Union cavalry and artillery. The Grant and Lincoln memorials define the eastern and western ends, respectively, of the National Mall.The Grant Memorial is a contributor to the Civil War Monuments in Washington, D.C., of the National Register of Historic Places. James M. Goode's authoritative The Grant Memorial in Washington, D.C. (1974) calls it "one of the most important sculptures in Washington." It includes the second-largest equestrian statue in the United States and the fourth-largest in the world.
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  • The statue pays tribute to the general and the eighteenth president of the United States, Ulysses S. Grant. We were unlucky that the area was in construction.., even the large pool in front of the statue was empty. The views of the capitol from here are breathtaking.
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  • I would say the memorial is ok. The views of the Capitol are grand as well as a view of the Washington Monument. The pool behind is drained for what I assume is the winter. If you are hoping to see mo...  more »
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  • Great display along a gorgeous water feature. I would say pond or pool but it is too big to be either. Would be a relaxing place to read a book.
  • This memorial was closed for a time in recent months. It appeared to have been cleaned, as part of a restoration project. From the area you can get great panoramic views of the U.S. Capitol, U.S. Botanical Gardens, as well as views, all the way down the National Mall to the Washington Monument. It is open and easily accessible to the public, even though it appeared that some work is still continuing in the area.
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