"Also Known as the Naval Monument or the Civil Sailors' Monument"

Peace Monument, Washington Overview

The 44ft high white marble Peace Monument stands tall on the grounds of the United States Capitol. Also known as the Naval Monument or Civil War Sailors Monument, it was established between 1877 and 1878 to commemorate the lives lost at sea during the American Civil War.

The monument has statues of various Greek and Roman mythological characters. The two large female statues of History and Grief depict the tragic loss of life due to the war, while a statue of Peace faces the Capitol. She is depicted holding an olive branch, a universal symbol of peace.

Sculptor: Franklin Simmons
Built to commemorate: Sailors lost during the American Civil War
Timings: 24 hours, 7 days a week
Address: Washington, DC 20016, United States
Fees: Free
Closest metro station: Federal Center SW Station

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