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Grant Cottage to be open this year as adjacent prison is shut down

An aerial view of Mount McGregor correctional facility campus, courtesy of the New York state Department of Corrections and Community Supervision.
An aerial view of Mount McGregor correctional facility campus, courtesy of the New York state Department of Corrections and Community Supervision.
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The Grant Cottage State Historic Site will be open to the public this summer despite the impending closing of the Mt. McGregor state prison. “We have been assured there will be no impact on us for the 2014 tourist season,” said Tim Welch, president of the Friends of Ulysses S. Grant Cottage, the non-profit organization that staffs the mountaintop cottage where Grant completed his memoirs in 1885. The cottage is open to the public from ...

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