Winsted, Connecticut: Castle Tower Civil War Monument

An elaborate castle-like monument, with a Civil War soldier statue on its parapet, has stood on a hill overlooking this town since 1890.

Address:
Crown St., Winsted, CT
Directions:
From downtown, drive west on Main St./US Hwy 44. At the stoplight (library on right) turn right onto Munro Place. Drive two blocks. Turn right onto Crown St. Drive one block to the monument.
Admission:
Free
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Castle Tower Civil War Monument

The Soldiers' Monument and Memorial Park was dedicated on September 11, 1890, with almost 20,000 people in attendance. Governor Morgan Bulkeley was one of many political speakers at the dedication. The monument resembles a castle tower and it overlooks the city below. The cost of construction was approximately $15,000, a large sum of money for that time. The tower is closed most of the year but is open for tours on Memorial Day, July 4, Labor Day, and Veterans Day. The park is a popular spot for picnics and parties.

[signmanjoe, 12/23/2015]

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