STATE HISTORIC SITE
Membership & Volunteering
Become a member of the Friends of Grant Cottage!
Our day-to-day operations are possible due to your generous memberships. As one of the few New York State Historic Sites operating without a state employee on-site, our members have been crucial to keeping the place going throughout the years.
As a member of the Friends of Grant Cottage, you will receive:
Volunteer at the Cottage!
Tour guides lead visitors through the few open rooms open to the public in the cottage, focusing on the final days of the general’s life. Training, a detailed lesson plan, and supplemental material is provided to all volunteers, thus applicants need not have substantial background knowledge of the material.
This is a voluntary, on-call position--the hours and days are very flexible. The Cottage is open Wednesday to Sunday, Memorial Day through Labor Day. Also open weekends from Labor Day through Columbus Day.
⇨ Tour Guide Job Description (pdf)
⇨ Volunteer Application (pdf)
Other volunteer positions at the Cottage and the Visitor’s Center include: