Soldiers & Sailors Memorial Hall

PHONE: (412) 621-4253

Soldiers & Sailors Memorial Hall is the largest memorial in the United States dedicated solely to honoring all branches of military veterans and service personnel.

The Grand Army Of The Republic — a fraternal of veterans of the American Civil War (1861-1865) that existed from 1866 to 1956 — conceived of Soldiers & Sailors in the 1890s to recognize local veterans of the Civil War. Today, the museum honors all men and women from Pennsylvania who have served in the United States military.

Designed by noted American architect Henry Hornbostel (1867-1961) and dedicated in 1910, the museum reflects the neoclassical style known as Beaux Arts. This style blends the classical with the contemporary and features bold sculptural supports and slightly over scaled details.

Soldiers & Sailors houses rare items from all of America’s military conflicts since the Civil War. The museum’s Hall Of Valor, opened in 1963, honors individuals from Western Pennsylvania who have gone above and beyond the call of duty.

The museum’s auditorium can seat up to 2,500 people and is notable for a stage backed by a display of President Abraham Lincoln’s (1809-1865) famous Gettysburg Address which was delivered in 1863 that reinforces America’s commitment to human dignity. The beautiful Grand Ballroom features a spectacular 50-foot decorative ceiling.

Monday through Saturday, 10:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.

Alco Parking Corporation operates an on-site garage. Call (412) 383-6862 for more information.


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    4141 Fifth Avenue, Pittsburgh, PA 15213 United States