The story of this Memorial is included in our Capitol Hill Tour. Listen to a preview here and download the stop by itself or as part of the full tour!

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Ulysses S Grant Memorial

The Ulysses S Grant Memorial is the first stop on our Capitol Hill Tour.

Named for the most famous epic hero of all time, this alcoholic and failed businessman turned it around to become the Civil War general who saved the Union, and later President of the United States. He lived a tale of dogged perseverance and determination that remains almost unmatched in American history. This is an aggressive memorial for an aggressive man. The Ulysses S. Grant Memorial sits at the base of the west lawn of the Capitol building astride the reflecting pool, putting it front and center of our nation's seat of government.