William Henry Harrison Tomb, North Bend

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The William Henry Harrison Tomb State Memorial is the final resting place of William Henry Harrison, ninth President of the United States; his wife Anna Harrison; and his son John Scott Harrison, Congressman and father of the twenty-third President, Benjamin Harrison. It is located on Brower Road approximately one-half mile west of U.S. Route 50 in North Bend, Ohio.Harrison died April 4, 1841, one month after taking office, and was buried in the Congressional Cemetery in Washington, D.C.; in June of that year, his remains were removed for transport to their final resting place in North Bend. The Harrison family chose a site at the crest of Mt. Nebo on the family estate and the interment occurred July 7, 1841. In 1871, John Harrison sold all but 6acres of the estate. He offered this portion, containing the tomb and other burial sites, to the state of Ohio in exchange for a pledge of perpetual maintenance.After several years of neglect, the tomb and grounds fell into a state of disrepair until 1919 when the Ohio General Assembly formally accepted the bequest and appropriated funds for its care. The tomb was listed in the National Register on November 10, 1970.The tomb is currently managed by the Harrison - Symmes Memorial Foundation on behalf of the Ohio History Connection. In 2007, improvements at the site included installation of kiosks to educate visitors about Harrison, his role in settling the Ohio River Valley and U.S. history.
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  • June 18, 2017
    A very good overview of President Harrison's life is available near the actual tomb/monument. It puts into perspective his times and his impressive resume. Just across the street is a old cemetery whe...  more »
  • May 28, 2017
    GPS will lead you right to this site. Parking is available right down the street on the same side as the tomb across the street from a house. There are many stairs to climb to reach the tomb. There wa...  more »
  • May 1, 2017
    A hidden surprise along the Ohio River. William Henry Harrison and his grandson Benjamin Harrison were 9th and 23rd presidents of the US. The contributions of their family are long forgotten. A visit ...  more »
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  • June 5, 2017
    Amazing! Well kept and had a lot of information about him and his family. I would highly recommend taking some time and visiting it.
  • June 5, 2017
    Really nice place. Has information boards about Harrison. Also is handicap accessible.
  • November 27, 2016
    This is a tastefully done, well maintained memorial. There is a modest amount of parking, some interpretive billboards, a short walk (100 yards?) And a longer, paved nature walk (150 yards, though the woods behind the tower). The entrance to the small mausoleum the bottom of the tower contains the remains of President and the First Lady and a few special items. The entrance isn't open on Sundays. It has a very good wheelchair access ramp. Worth a 15-30 minute stop if you are in those parts.
  • March 1, 2016
    WELL WORTH VISITING.

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