Clinton Square, Syracuse

Clinton Square, Syracuse (must see)

Clinton Square is one of the premier attractions in Syracuse, famous for the 19th and early 20th-century architecture present in its buildings. This area was the original town square, and the Erie Canal once ran through a park in the square. Today, the park is host to a fountain with a pool that doubles as a skating rink during the winter months.

One of the highlights on the square's northern side is the Soldiers and Sailors Monument, dedicated in 1910. This monument pays homage to the Civil War veterans from the Syracuse area, totaling over 22,000. The Soldiers and Sailors Monument is one of the most eye-catching attractions on the square for its carvings, including flags and military insignias.

Another famous landmark on this square is the Jerry Rescue Monument. The monument commemorates a fugitive slave's rescue in 1851, an event that is a source of pride for local residents. Both of the memorials are excellent examples of the importance that history plays in this city.

The square is an excellent place for taking photos or just relaxing and people-watching. There are benches where you can easily catch a quick break for a few minutes. You will be able to see why so many locals enjoy this area even when no special events are happening.

You might be able to catch bands playing here during the summer, including local jazz artists. Several festivals, including the annual Polish Festival, take place here. Clinton Square is also home to the city's Christmas Tree.

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Clinton Square on Map

Sight Name: Clinton Square
Sight Location: Syracuse, USA (See walking tours in Syracuse)
Sight Type: Attraction/Landmark
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