The All Wars Memorial to Colored Soldiers and Sailors

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Location:

Parkway Museums District


Benjamin Franklin Parkway across from the Franklin Institute
Philadelphia, PA 19103
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Attractions - Historic Homes and Buildings

The All Wars Memorial to Colored Soldiers and Sailors was to be a tribute to African American war heroes, but was originally relegated to a remote location in Fairmount Park, where it remained virtually unseen for many years. Commissioned in 1927 by Pennsylvania's African-American legislator, Samuel Beecher Hart and created by Swiss sculptor J. Otto Schweizer, The Philadelphia Arts Jury and the Committee to Restore and Relocate lobbied until it was finally relocated to its current location on the Benjamin Franklin Parkway in 1994.

Distance from Independence Visitor Center: 13.65 miles
Distance from Sister Cities Visitor Center: 14.09 miles
Distance from Pennsylvania Convention Center: 13.82 miles


The All Wars Memorial to Colored Soldiers and Sailors was to be a tribute to African American war heroes, but was originally relegated to a remote location in Fairmount Park, where it remained virtually unseen for many years. Commissioned in 1927 by Pennsylvania's African-American legislator, Samuel Beecher Hart and created by Swiss sculptor J. Otto Schweizer, The Philadelphia Arts Jury and the Committee to Restore and Relocate lobbied until it was finally relocated to its current location on the Benjamin Franklin Parkway in 1994.


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Facility Amenities:
Free Admission

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