Located at the geographic center of Indianapolis on Monument Circle, the Soldiers & Sailors Monument stands 284-foot tall. The limestone monument was dedicated in 1902 and stands as a tribute to the valor of Indiana’s soldiers and sailors who served in the Civil and Spanish American Wars.
An observation tower, accessible by elevator or 32 flights of stairs, provides a panoramic view of the city skyline.
The Col. Eli Lilly Civil War Museum, located in the lower level of the monument, honors the sacrifices made by Indiana citizens who lived, fought and died during the Civil War. Artifacts, letters and personal diaries written by Hoosiers during the war are the foundation for the exhibits.