Cuyahoga County

Soldiers' & Sailors' Monument

Welcome to Cuyahoga County's Civil War Monument

The Soldiers' and Sailors' Monument commemorates the American Civil War; it consists of a 125' column surrounded at its base by a Memorial Room and esplanade. The column, topped with a statue of the Goddess of Freedom, defended by the Shield of Liberty, signifies the essence of the Nation for which Cuyahoga County veterans were willing to and did give their lives. Four bronze groupings on the esplanade depict, in battle scenes, the Navy, Artillery, Infantry and Cavalry.

Inside the Memorial Room are four bronze relief sculptures: Women's Soldiers' and Sailors' Aid Society, Beginning of the War in Ohio, Emancipation of the Slaves and End of the War at City Point, Va., as well as busts of Gen. James Barnett and Architect/ Sculptor Levi T. Scofield, together with 6 officers, who were either killed in action, or died of disease or their wounds.

Patriotic Santa

This holiday season the Cuyahoga County Soldiers' and Sailors' Monument is presenting "Patriotic Santa" as a free public event. Join this historically accurate Civil War Santa pulled from the pages of Harper's Weekly.

Take a photo with Santa for free on your personal device from 11:00am to 6:00pm during Winterfest, November 27. Santa will also be available from 11:00am to 1:00pm December 4, 11, and 18.

In 1862 and 63 Thomas Nast, an illustrator for Harper's Weekly merged the elfin imagery from his native Germany and the European mythology of Santa Clause to create what we know of today as the American version of Santa.

Join Us and Experience Patriotic Santa

November 27, 2021 - 11:00am to 6:00pm

December 4, 2021 - 11:00am to 1:00pm

December 11, 2021 - 11:00am to 1:00pm

December 18, 2021 - 11:00am to 1:00pm

Court of Honor Surplus Stone Donation

Used granite pavers of various sizes and granite curb stones are available for donation to qualifying not for profit corporations or government organizations which must: - Be able to pick up and transport the materials from storage; and - Be willing to provide acceptable permanent signage recognizing the Monument as the source.

Click Here for more information on author Lauren Pacini's book Honoring Their Memory: Levi Scofield, Cleveland's Monumental Architect and Sculptor