In this Adirondack Cottage Gen. Ulysses S. Grant died of throat cancer on July 23, 1885. He arrived at the cottage from New York City on June 16, 1885, with his family, servants, and doctors. He was able to complete his memoirs here in the cool comfort of the mountain in the short time he had left.
Today, the cottage remains essentially the same as it was during the Grant family's stay. You can tour the downstairs of the cottage, viewing the original furnishings, decorations, and personal items belonging to Grant. The bed where he died and the floral arrangements from his August 4th, 1885, funeral are still there.
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