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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.

The Hoosier State has a rich legacy of military history—all movingly captured in the museum, memorials and monuments that are part of our downtown landscape.

Come explore the War Memorial Plaza National Historic District and learn the stories of ordinary Hoosiers who have done extraordinary things. Ordinary Hoosiers like Helen Purviance who was the first “doughnut girl” in WWI. And Indiana natives like General John J. Pershing, who courageously commanded the American Expeditionary Forces in Europe in WWI. Or the countless Hoosiers who made the ultimate sacrifice, from the Revolutionary War to the conflicts of today.

Visitors can enjoy the walkability of the District, which spans five blocks and includes green space areas to stop and enjoy the view. Come and learn more about the bravery and valor of Hoosier service men and women, as well as Indiana’s important role in our nation’s conflicts. Together—right here in Indianapolis, the crossroads of America—we honor and remember those who’ve worked to preserve our great nation.


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.

American Legion Mall

Cenotaph Square

Gold Star Families Memorial Monument

Indiana 9/11 Memorial

Indiana War Memorial

Indiana War Memorial Plaza Historic District

Korean War Memorial

Medal of Honor Memorial

Soldiers and Sailors Monument

University Park

USS Indianapolis CA 35 Memorial

Veterans Memorial Plaza

Vietnam War Memorial

World War II Memorial


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

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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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