Indiana War Memorial

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  • Address: 431 N Meridian St, Indianapolis, IN 46204, United States, 46204
  • Timings: 09:00 am - 05:00 pm Details
  • Phone: +1-3172327615
  • Time Required: 04:00 Hrs
  • Tags: History Museums, Historical Site, War Memorial, Family And Kids, Landmarks, Monuments And Memorials

This memorial museum is situated in the center of a 5 block Historic district known as the Indiana War Memorial Plaza historic district. The memorial is dedicated to the war heroes of the World War I and the place is also where the headquarters of the American Legion are situated. At one end is the Legion Mall and at the other is the Veterans Memorial Museum. There is also a beautiful war cenotaph built here.

The memorial was set up in 1919 in an effort to shift the American Legion headquarters from New York City to Indianapolis. The design of the War Memorial is inspired from the Mausoleum of Halicarnassus which was one of the 7 wonders of the world. The height of this building is even more than the original mausoleum. This is a fine example of Neo- classical architecture.

The blue lights in between every pillar, makes this cubical structure more prominent. The whole building has the use of Indiana limestone in its construction and it stands on a raised platform symbolizing glory.The building has four identical faces with an ionic screen of six columns in each. The columns symbolize Courage, Memory, Peace, Victory, Liberty and Patriotism. Each face is further guarded by a lion made of Indiana limestone.

The main hall of the memorial is floored with Tennessee marble and decorated with Art Deco Egyptian themes. The main part of the museum is in the lower level that is made to honor the Hoosier soldiers from the American Revolutionary War. The main exhibits here include the military flags, arms and weapons, meeting rooms, photographs and statues of brave men, replica of the USS Radio Room, the Cobra helicopter and much more. The soldiers’ and sailors’ monument is another part of this huge museum.

Indiana War Memorial Travel Tips

  • Maintain silence here.
  • Do not touch any of the exhibits here.
  • Photography is allowed without flash light.
  • No food or drinks from outside is allowed.

Indiana War Memorial Hours

Soldiers & Sailors Monument.

  • Wednesday-Sunday (May to October) - 10:30 am to 5:30 pm.
  • Friday-Sunday (November to April) - 10:30 am to 5:30 pm.

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  • Indiana War Memorial Address: 431 N Meridian St, Indianapolis, IN 46204, United States, 46204
  • Indiana War Memorial Contact Number: +1-3172327615
  • Indiana War Memorial Timing: 09:00 am - 05:00 pm
  • Time required to visit Indiana War Memorial: 04:00 Hrs
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  • 7.54% of people who visit Indianapolis include Indiana War Memorial in their plan

  • 91.67% of people start their Indiana War Memorial visit around 10 AM - 11 AM

  • People usually take around 4 Hrs to see Indiana War Memorial

Wednesday, Saturday and Sunday

50% of people prefer walking in order to reach Indiana War Memorial

People normally club together Central Canal and Indiana State Capitol while planning their visit to Indiana War Memorial.

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