Frequently Asked Questions

Who is John Ericsson? John Ericsson was a Swedish-born inventor and innovator whose contributions include improvements on the screw propeller and ironclad warships helped Union forces win the Civil War. See History & Culture.

Where is the John Ericsson Memorial? The memorial is in the intersection of 23rd St., Ohio Drive, and Independence Ave SW in Washington, D.C.

Where is the nearest bathroom? At the Lincoln Memorial.

What is the nearest Metro stop? Foggy Bottom (23rd & I St.) is the closest. Smithsonian (12th & Independence Ave.) is just slightly farther.

Where is the nearest food or drink? A concession stand is located on Daniel Chester French Drive on the south side of the Lincoln Memorial.

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