The imposing, granite-and-marble neoclassical mausoleum in Riverside Park overlooking the Hudson River is the final resting place of Ulysses S. Grant, commander of the victorious Union army in the Civil War and 18th president of the United States. Grant, who is entombed beside his wife, Julia, is the only U.S. president to be buried in NYC.
Visitor Center: W-Su 9 am-5 pm
Mausoleum: W-Su 10-11 am, noon-1 pm, 2-3 pm, 4-5 pm
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Trains run on the Metro-North railroad line to and from this majestic landmark, which celebrated its centennial in 2013. For schedules and prices, visit the MTA. Terminal open daily 5:30 am-2 am. Stores: M-F 8 am-8 pm, Sa 10 am-8 pm, Su 11 am-6 pm Dining concourse: M-Sa 7 am-9 pm, Su 11 am-6 pm.
New York City’s most famous cemetery, located in Brooklyn, is the bucolic, final resting place of thousands of famous New Yorkers, including Leonard Bernstein, Horace Greeley, “Boss” Tweed and Louis Comfort Tiffany.
Gates open daily at 8 am. Closing time varies by season.
The fine arts museum of New York University emphasizes the historical and cultural aspects of art.
Hours: Tu, Th-F 11 am-6 pm, 11 am-8 pm, Sa 11 am-5 pm. The gallery is closed between exhibitions and Thanksgiving Weekend, Memorial Day Weekend and July 4.
Suggested admission: $5
One of the most significant architectural icons of the 20th century, Frank Lloyd Wright’s famous structure is the repository for world-class art and exhibitions.
Oct. 6, 2017-Jan. 7, 2018: “Art and China After 1989: Theater of the World”
Nov. 3, 2017-Feb. 18, 2018: “Josef Albers in Mexico”
Feb. 9-May 9, 2018: “Danh Vo”
June 8-Sept. 16, 2018: “Giacometti”
Oct. 19, 2018-Feb. 3, 2019: “Hilma of Klint”
The interactive, miniature world display features more than 300 built-to-scale models of well-known landscapes and monuments, as well as hundreds of moving model trains, planes and people from past, present and future. The exhibition travels from New York to Latin America to Europe to the Middle East to Asia. Among the landmarks on view are the Hoover Dam, the pyramids, the Panama Canal and the Great Wall of China. Visitors can take home miniature versions of themselves, thanks to full-body scanners and 3-D printers.
Daily 10 am-8 pm (last entry at 7 pm)
The nation’s first hall of fame, designed by Stanford White in the neoclassical style, was constructed in 1900 to commemorate influential Americans. On view in the colannade are 98 bronze busts of leading authors, artists, humanitarians, explorers, scientists and others.
Hours: M-F 10 am-5 pm, Sa & Su 10 am-4 pm
The Federal-style home of Alexander Hamilton (1755–1804)—a Founding Father of the United States, first Secretary of the Treasury, founder of the New York Post newspaper (which still publishes a daily edition today) and organizer of The Bank of New York—is in Harlem’s Saint Nicholas Park. The property, which is named for Hamilton’s father’s ancestral home in Scotland, includes a visitor center, permanent exhibits relating to Hamilton’s life and legacy, historically furnished rooms and landscaped grounds.
Hours: W-Su 9 am-5 pm