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Soldiers & Sailors Monument/Monument Circle

1 Monument Circle, Indianapolis, IN 46204 | view on map
317-232-7615
http://www.ulib.iupui.edu/kade/soldiers.html

The monument is located on Monument Circle in the center of downtown and has come to symbolize the city of Indianapolis and the state of Indiana.

Designed by Bruno Schmitz and constructed between 1887 and 1902, this limestone monument includes sculptures by Rudolf Schwartz (who created the figures on the structure's sides), George Brewster (who created the figure of Victory that caps the monument, as well as two astragals) and Nicolaus Geiger (who created the Army astragal).

A statue of Civil War-era governor Oliver P. Morton, created by Franklin Simmons, preceded the monument and was incorporated into its construction. John H. Mahoney then created three other similarly scaled figures (General George Rogers Clark, Governor William Henry Harrison and Governor James Whitcomb), to reflect Indiana's participation in earlier conflicts.

The Col. Eli Lilly Civil War Museum is housed in the lower level. Observation level is 330 steps up or take the elevator to step 290.


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Walk Indianapolis: Soldiers and Sailors Monument and Museum
Narrated by: Sarah Hempstead

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Walk Indianapolis: The Mile Square
Narrated by: Meg Storrow

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Hours and Costs

Open Fri.-Sun., 10:30 a.m.-5:30 p.m.

Google Tours


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Google Tour: Soldiers & Sailors Monument/Monument Circle 03/07/2013

Upcoming Events

Donatos VIP Lunch on the Circle
04/25/2014

Haunted Indianapolis Downtown Ghost Walk
05/10/2014

Indy 500: Chase 500 Festival Kids' Day
05/10/2014

500 Festival Memorial Service presented by Rolls-Royce
05/23/2014

Cathedral Women's Strawberry Festival
06/12/2014

What's Nearby?

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Hotels
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  2. Rocket Fizz Soda Pop & Candy ShopRocket Fizz Soda Pop & Candy ShopFrom cherry flavored soda pop to Gene Autry Root Beer and bacon...more
  3. Colonel Eli Lilly Civil War MuseumColonel Eli Lilly Civil War MuseumLocated in the lower level of The Soldiers and Sailors Monument in...more
  4. Buselli Wallarab Jazz OrchestraBuselli Wallarab Jazz OrchestraThe orchestra is dedicated to excellence in the performance of serious new...more
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