​​2017 Programs
The Cottage is open for tours on Saturdays and Sundays from Labor Day through Columbus Day, and on Monday holidays. There is a suggested donation of $5 for programs.

The Grant Cottage Arts Festival – A Plein Air Event
Saturday, September 23, 10 a.m. - 4 p.m.

Artists, bring easels and art supplies to paint  the historic site and its panoramic views! This event is free to artists. To Register, contact Bev: bjsartworks@gmail.com or (518) 793-9350. Click Here for More Information.

"In the Days of Stephen Foster" Presented by the Lost Radio Rounders

Saturday, September 23, 1 p.m.

Born on the Fourth of July in 1826, America's first great songwriter was a talented but troubled man.  Famous the world over by his late twenties, Stephen Collins Foster would die a penniless alcoholic before he reached forty.  Lost Radio Rounders will present Foster's life story and perform classic compositions including "Beautiful Dreamer," "My Old Kentucky Home," "Jeannie with the Light Brown Hair," "Camptown Races," "Oh, Susanna," "The Old Folks at Home," and "Hard Times Come Again No More."

Children are invited to listen to the music and enjoy an art-based project with Patrice Mastrianni
at the nearby picnic area.

The Yanks are Coming

Saturday, October 7

Civil War Encampment - Click Here for Tickets!

Experience life during the American Civil War at Grant Cottage's Civil War Encampment!

  • Meet Civil War Generals and their wives, the Sons of the Union Veterans, a Civil War surgeon, and infantrymen.
  • Take photos with Mark Twain, Clara Barton, Grant Cottage caretaker Martha Clarke, and an early sufragette.
  • Talk to authors of books about the Civil War at our book signing on the porch.
  • View a private Civil War-era collection.
  • Tour historic Grant Cottage and discover what brought the Grant family to this mountain-top retreat.
  • Learn about tin type photography with Glens Falls Art.
  • Grab a bite to eat from Blue Ribbon Express.
  • Kids, Race a Soldier (10 - 11am) and learn morse code (all day).
  • Learn about the Union Generals at their Press Conference (1pm)
  • Walk to the historic Overlook (2pm)
  • Listen to music, including a bagpiper and banjo player throughout the day with Run the River at 3 p.m.
  • Watch a musket firing.
  • Visit the Visitor Center for the Art Sale and Tea.

Jonathan Letterman "Father of Battlefield Medicine"

Sunday, October 8, 1 p.m.
Join us for Path Through History Weekend with Civil War medical reenactor Wayne Waite who will discuss the life and career of Dr. Jonathan Letterman. When the Civil War began battlefield medical practices were incredibly insufficient for the vast number of casualties. Learn how this "Father of Battlefield Medicine" drastically improved the medical system during the Civil War and saved countless soldiers lives then and since. 

Open 10 a.m. - 4 p.m. Saturdays and Sundays through Oct. 8

Lost Radio Rounders