Indiana War Memorial Plaza Historic District
Designed after WWI to commemorate Hoosiers who served during the “Great War,” the Indiana War Memorial Plaza Historic District contains two museums, three parks and 25 acres of monuments, statues, sculptures and fountains.
It is also home to the American Legion’s national headquarters, the largest organization of veterans and their relatives.
Open from dawn to dusk
BECAUSE OF THE DISTRICT, THERE IS NO CITY WITH MORE ACREAGE DEVOTED TO HONORING VETERANS. INDIANAPOLIS IS SECOND ONLY TO WASHINGTON, D.C. IN THE NUMBER OF MONUMENTS DEDICATED TO VETERANS. The facilities within the district are managed by the Indiana War Memorial Commission, whose mission is to commemorate the valor and sacrifice of the United States Armed Forces and honor Hoosier veterans and Indiana’s role in the nation’s conflicts.
The District—located in the heart of downtown—comprises six aligned square city blocks of monumental public and landscape architecture.
Included in the District:
The Indiana World War Memorial Plaza was designated a National Historic Landmark District on October 11, 1994.