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Federal Hall National Memorial

3/29/1996 From there to Federal Hall National Memorial, the site of Washington’s inaugural and home of the early federal government. A few interesting exhibits here but not a whole lot.

Maureen down the street from Federal Hall
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Me by a vault
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General Grant National Memorial

10/19/1996 No log.

The memorial ...
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... and the tombs
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10/19/2008 ... and then Mom, Bill, Kim & Ken headed over to General Grant National Memorial! Knocked off a national park site and a ‘dead president’ (Grant’s grave) at the same time. Wandered around inside and took lots of pictures.

The park sign
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The family out front
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The memorial
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Nice view of the rotunda
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Grant and Lee
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General and Mrs. Grant's tombs
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1/27/2017 We then continued over to Riverside Drive and north to Grant’s Tomb National Memorial. After a few photos, although we’ve been here before, we went around back looking for the spot of Grant’s first tomb, before the large memorial was constructed. We found the spot I had mapped out, but it only had a plaque commemorating a tree given by the Chinese in honor of Grant’s tomb. Not really thinking this was the right spot, we went to the (relatively new) VC and asked a Ranger. Sure enough, we had been at the right spot. We watched the end of the VC film that was running, then examined some photos the Ranger pointed out to us which showed the original tomb (now gone). So, we returned to the back of the current tomb, and photographed the little plaque and tree area marking the location of Grant’s first tomb.

The Memorial from the front
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The temporary tomb
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Old tomb and new
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Old tomb location
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A closer look
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Ken photoing ...
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... the dedication plaque
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Hamilton Grange National Memorial

11/22/1998 Continued up to 142nd street to Hamilton Grange National Memorial [NHL]. Took a walk around Hamilton’s home, which looked out of place among the brownstones.

1/27/2017 Got on the subway up to 145th Street and walked a little to the Hamilton Grange National Memorial (and NHL), home of Alexander Hamilton. Although I went to this Memorial many years ago at its old location, this has been a challenge for Ken. Just when he got interested in seeing it, the NPS closed it, moved it to its new location and spent time restoring it, then we never had time to get up to see it. We checked out the small museum, then went on a short tour of the main floor of the home. There were more people than we expected, and we realized (confirmed by a Ranger) that it was due to the super-popular Broadway show “Hamilton”.

The park sign
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A view of the home from the front
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Informational signage
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Nice parlor
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Hamilton's desk
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Cool painted floor in the foyer
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Me and Alex
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Ken and me out front
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