Soldiers & Sailors Monument/Monument Circle

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1 Monument Circle
Indianapolis, IN 46204
317-232-7615
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Downtown

HOURS

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

ADMISSION

free




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.





EVENTS

Monument Circle Tours

May 27-October 28, 2017

Donut Day

June 2, 2017

Cathedral Women's Strawberry Festival

June 8, 2017

Haunted Indianapolis Downtown Ghost Walk

June 30, 2017

Taste of Indy

July 1, 2017

Haunted Indianapolis Downtown Ghost Walk

July 8, 2017

Indy Criterium Bicycle Festival

July 8, 2017

Music Festival

July 15, 2017

Haunted Indianapolis Downtown Ghost Walk

July 28, 2017

Haunted Indianapolis Downtown Ghost Walk

September 2, 2017

Haunted Indianapolis Downtown Ghost Walk

September 16, 2017

Circle of Lights Tree Lighting

November 24, 2017


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