The Soldiers and Sailors Memorial Arch was dedicated on September 17, 1886 in honor of the 4,000 Hartford citizens who served in the Civil War, including 400 who died in Union uniforms.Seeing the arch is one thing, but have you been inside? The public is invited to venture inside the Arch and to climb its 96 steps for views of the park and the city. Volunteer tour guides offer insight into the arch's history and Gothic architecture. Meet at the base of the Arch on Trinity Street.
Added by fromaway on July 11, 2007