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Colonel Eli Lilly Civil War Museum - Soldiers & Sailors Monument

Indianapolis, IN
+1 317-233-0528
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Climb the Stairs!

The monument, dedicated in 1902, is 284 feet tall and surrounded by pools and fountains and... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Knoxville, Tennessee
Great memorial..

The memorial was just around the corner from my hotel and was quite impressive when looking out and... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Anthony C
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A monument built in 1902 as a tribute to the Indiana soldiers who served in the Civil War.
  • Excellent62%
  • Very good30%
  • Average7%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible0%
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Hours Today: 10:30 - 17:30
Indianapolis, IN
Downtown Indianapolis
+1 317-233-0528
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Reviewed 1 week ago

The monument, dedicated in 1902, is 284 feet tall and surrounded by pools and fountains and compelling sculptures. There are narrow stairs that wind all the way up (331 steps). The stairs wind around a tiny elevator that you could take but I prefer the...More

Thank DanielTripper
Reviewed 1 week ago

The memorial was just around the corner from my hotel and was quite impressive when looking out and being in the center of the street/end. I walked down and loved the statues and plaques that told the history of the war.

Thank Anthony C
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This museum is located in the base of the soldiers and sailors monument. There is no charge to enter. I was expecting a single room with a few artifacts, but instead got a journey through the Civil War.

1  Thank jenny_segers
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

I thought the best of this museum was that it had several films of the war showing how close the sides fought against each other. Some of the films you can't hear well because there were loud groups of people. It wasn't crowded and did...More

Thank EHPhxAZ
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This is the heart of Indy. I gotta see if coming to town for the first time. The Memorial is multistoried and beautifully done. Hotels and shopping are nearby. A great place to eat lunch, and people watch in the summer. Though pan handlers have...More

Thank P3902RQwilliamp
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We had a guided tour of the monument and civil war museum. Our tour guide, Jason, was very informative about the monument. You can take an elevator to the top, but be aware, the elevator stops and you have to finish the last 30+ steps...More

Thank 9Buffalolady20
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This monument is huge and looks very good and clean. I like the water fountains too. You can also see the Capitol from one side of this monument.

Thank Lawrence27332
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

The memorial stands within the city center. It has a small gift shop inside and a very small elevator that takes visitors up to the viewing tower. Although this is a great site to visit, I do not recommend going up the tower for older...More

Thank Pinayaq
Reviewed 13 July 2017

The museum is small, but it presented a brief history of the role of the Indiana soldiers in the Civil War. Since I teach American History which includes the was, I learned about the soldiers who chose to fight in the war from the artifacts....More

Thank Juneth Gweneth W
Reviewed 11 July 2017

We had been traveling for a run in the area and on our way back to the hotel I could see the monument. It is impressive. The museum is nestled in the down town area, surrounded by larger building. It is surrounded by a circle...More

Thank 360goldiegold
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9 March 2015|
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Response from Sudhir_Raikar | Reviewed this property |
we were escorted - thanks to our kind host. But I distinctly remember he parked at the Mall in close vicinity - there was not an inch on the Monument circle.
9 March 2015|
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Response from gmaneis | Reviewed this property |
Sully06, the museum is under the big monument on monument circle in downtown Indy, and has, as you can imagine, a circular street all around it, like a big roundabout, but with stop lights. The only parking is in garages... More