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On Saturday, June 22, we will have shortened hours due to the Indianapolis Monumental Mile. The Indiana War Memorial will be open from 1-5 p.m., and the Soldiers and Sailors Monument will be open from 1-5:30 p.m. All roads around our facilities should be open by noon. However, parking will be available on Michigan Street that morning.

Experience. Honor. Remember.

Indiana’s rich military history comes alive as you explore the Indiana War Memorial Museum and see the tattered flag of the 15th Indiana Infantry Regiment, stroll along the lush green space at the Veterans Memorial Plaza or sit intently listening to the stories of bravery at the Medal of Honor Memorial. Experiencing these historic landmarks enables us to honor the generations of Hoosiers who defend freedom around the world.

The Indiana War Memorials Foundation is proud to support the museum, monuments and memorials that form the Indiana War Memorial Plaza Historic District—a National Historic Landmark District that is also on the National Register of Historic Places. No other city in the United States maintains as many acres dedicated to honoring veterans. Only Washington D.C. has more monuments dedicated to veterans and military conflicts. These historic treasures give us a concrete and meaningful way to ensure that the sacrifices of Hoosier veterans are remembered forever.

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With 25 acres filled with one museum, three parks and various monuments and memorials, Indianapolis ranks first in the nation in the number of acres dedicated to honoring our veterans, and second only to Washington D.C. in the number of monuments.


News about Indiana War Memorials

Exhibit BackgrounderStories of Service
January 31, 2023

Stories of Service: Major Charity Adams

Early Life  Charity Adams was born on December 5, 1918 in Kittrell, North Carolina. She grew up in Columbia, South Carolina until moving to Ohio to continue her education at…
Press Releases
November 18, 2022

Shining A Light Holiday Projection

Visit Monument Circle this holiday season to see the holiday projection of Shining A Light! You’ll be moved by the massive 360° coordinated audio, video and light projection that transforms Monument…
General InformationPOW/MIAPress Releases
September 14, 2022

National POW/MIA Recognition Day

The Indianapolis National POW/MIA Recognition Day Ceremony, led annually by the Indianapolis POW/MIA Council, Inc., will be held Friday, September 16, 2022, 12:00 p.m., at the Indiana War Memorial, 55…

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Take a Virtual Tour

Explore the monuments, museums and memorials of the Indiana War Memorial Plaza Historic District—virtually.

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Download the PocketSights mobile app to take a self-guided tour of the IWMC Properties on your GPS-enabled mobile device. Learn more

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We want to be the first to congratulate the Indiana War Memorials Foundation on launching an updated website! 
Check it out:  And after you check out the website, visit the many memorials and monuments in our city dedicated to the valor of those who served. 

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Looking for a fun activity this summer for the whole family to enjoy? 

Why not check out the PocketSights App! Download PocketSights - found in the app store -  and enjoy a personal tour of the Indiana War Memorials properties from your phone! 

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