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.

Tunnel Tour Tickets 

On Sale April 6, 2023

Save the Date! This year's Tunnel Tour tickets will be on sale through a link posted right here at 10am on Thursday April 6, 2023. 

Last year's tour sold out in 20 hours, so be sure to get your tickets early. 

Tunnel Tours will be held April 29 & 30, 2023 from 9:00am to 6:00pm. 

Notice of Commission Meeting

Tuesday, April 4, 2023


The Soldiers’ and Sailors’ Monument Commission will meet on Tuesday April 12, 2023 at 6:00pm in the Monument located at 3 Public Square, Cleveland, Ohio | 216-621-3710. (Location may be impacted by weather, backup location is the Monument’s Showcase located at 401 Euclid Ave, Suite 46, Cleveland, Ohio, 44114 and notice will be made here.)


For the Commission

Greg Palumbo

Executive Director

Check Out Our Podcast

Featuring a Discussion of Abraham Lincoln With Lincoln Presenter Mel Maurer 

In this installment special Presidents Day edition of the Cuyahoga County Soldiers' and Sailors' Monument Podcast Executive Director Greg Palumbo has a conversation with Mel Maurer of the Cleveland Civil War Roundtable about President Abraham Lincoln, whom he portrays from time-to-time. We conclude this episode with a dramatic reading of the Gettysburg Address by Mr. Maurer. 

Open Internship Opportunities

The Cuyahoga County Monument Commission is happy to announce two seasonal winter paid-internship opportunities.  

Content Development Internship

Summer Internships for 2023

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

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.