African American Civil War Memorial

Local nameAfrican American Civil War Memorial
LocationCardozo/Shaw, Washington D.C., United States

The African American Civil War Memorial Museum consists of a memorial and a museum that commemorate the service of 209,145 African-American soldiers and about 7,000 white and 2,145 Hispanic soldiers, amounting to nearly 220,000, plus the approximate 20,000 unsegregated Navy sailors, who fought for the Union in the American Civil War, mostly among the 175 regiments of United States Colored Troops.

The Memorial is at the corner of Vermont Avenue, 10th Street, and U Street NW in Washington, D.C.. It holds a 9-foot bronze statue, The Spirit of Freedom, by Ed Hamilton of Louisville, Kentucky, commissioned by the DC Commission on the Arts and Humanities in 1993 and completed in 1997. The memorial includes a walking area with curved panel short walls inscribed with the names of the men who served in the war.

Tags MonumentFreeWar MemorialSculptureStatueMuseumBronze Statue
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Washington, DC: African American History Tour & Museum Entry from 89 USD


Free admission.

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Phone +1 202 667 2667

Address 1925 Vermont Ave, NW, Washington, DC 20001, US

Coordinates 38°54'59.553" N -77°1'33.492" E

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