Visit the African American Civil War Memorial
Wall of Honor
Inscribed on the Wall of Honor are the names of 209,145 soldiers of the USCT 175 regiments, 7,000 white Officers and 2,145 Hispanic surnames. Also honored are the approximate 20,000 Navy sailors whose names are not yet on the wall because the Navy was not segregated.
Spirit of Freedom Sculpture
Ed Hamilton's sculpture 'Spirit of Freedom' depicts three infantrymen and a sailor defending freedom. Above them is the face of the Spirit of Freedom watching over like an angel with her arms crossed. The other side of the statue shows a scene of a soldier with his family. Inscribed on the sculpture base: 'Civil War to Civil rights and Beyond. This Memorial is dedicated to those who served in African American units of the Union Army in the Civil War. The 209,145 names inscribed on these walls commemorate those fighters of freedom.'
Pets are allowed on the National Mall grounds on leashes no longer than 6 feet, but are not allowed inside memorial areas.
The address is 1925 Vermont Avenue Northwest, Washington DC 20001. The memorial is located at the corner of Vermont Avenue, 10th St, and U Street NW, near the U Street/African-Amer Civil War Memorial/Cardozo Metro Station.
The memorial is most easily accessible by bus and Metro service to the African American Memorial/UStreet/Cardoza Metro station.
For more information, on public transit options to travel to the city of Washington, DC visit National Mall and Memorial Parks' Public Transportation page.
The Nation's Capital area is bicycle friendly and readily accessible to riders of nearly every skill level. For detailed information, see Bicycling Information.
Street parking is available on Vermont Ave NW, but may be limited. For information on getting to the city of Washington, DC by car, visit National Mall and Memorial Parks's Directions page.
Last updated: May 24, 2017