Cuyahoga County

Soldiers' & Sailors' Monument

New Day Cleveland Downtown Road Trip

Thank you to Fox8's David Moss and New Day Cleveland for stopping by the Monument on their Downtown Road Trip. Watch the segment on YouTube where the Moss-man talks with Executive Director Greg Palumbo about our Cleveland treasure.

2022 Tunnel Tours

April 30 and May 1, 2022

This year's Tunnel Tours were a great success thanks to our knowledgeable staff, dependable volunteers, and our wonderful visitors. If you were not able to make it to this year's event please like our Facebook page and check back here for more information on next year's tour.

If you would like to learn more about the tunnels check out a special glimpse we gave to Ideastream.

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.

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. The supply has been partially distributed, about half of the stone shown in the video remains.

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


The Soldiers’ and Sailors’ Monument Commission mourns the passing of Neil K. Evans, former Commissioner and Past President of the Monument Commission. Neil passed peacefully at the age of 85 on Sunday, December 26th. Neil served the Monument as a Commissioner from 1993 through 2011 and served our nation as a Navy officer aboard mine sweepers during the Korean War and at the Bay of Pigs.

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