William McKinley Monument, Columbus

William McKinley Monument, Columbus

The monument to the 25th President of the United States is more than a century old. It was placed at the east entrance of the Ohio Statehouse in 1906 after McKinley's assassination. The statue was crafted by artists Hermon Atkins MacNeil and Carol Brooks MacNeil with partial funding from the state legislature. Additional funds were covered by the public who contributed about $25,000 for the statue.

Along with a stately statue of William McKinley, the monument includes two statues that are referred to as "Peace and Prosperity." They represent older individuals guiding youth into a prosperous future.

The William McKinley Monument is easily accessible for anyone who is taking a walking tour of Columbus. A visit to Capitol Square shows the monument looming proudly over the street for all to admire. It is only steps away from the Ohio Statehouse and the many statues and monuments located in and around the square.

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William McKinley Monument on Map

Sight Name: William McKinley Monument
Sight Location: Columbus, USA (See walking tours in Columbus)
Sight Type: Attraction/Landmark
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Walking Tours in Columbus, Ohio

Create Your Own Walk in Columbus

Create Your Own Walk in Columbus

Creating your own self-guided walk in Columbus is easy and fun. Choose the city attractions that you want to see and a walk route map will be created just for you. You can even set your hotel as the start point of the walk.
German Village Walk

German Village Walk

One of the oldest and most treasured historic neighborhoods of Columbus, the laid-back German Village is known for charming brick houses built by German settlers along Beck, Mohawk, and Deshler streets in the early-to-mid-19th century. Many of the local buildings – boutique shops and art galleries, pubs, restaurants and coffee shops – look exactly the way they did 150 years ago thanks to a...  view more

Tour Duration: 1 Hour(s)
Travel Distance: 1.7 Km or 1.1 Miles
Columbus Introduction Walking Tour

Columbus Introduction Walking Tour

The state capital of Ohio is the beautiful and historic city of Columbus. Located in the middle of the Buckeye State, Columbus is known as both the governmental and cultural center of Ohio.

Columbus was first inhabited by the indigenous Adema, Hopewell and Fort Ancient people. Nearby mounds and a large number of artifacts kept at the Ohio Statehouse show evidence of these early cultures.

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Tour Duration: 2 Hour(s)
Travel Distance: 2.9 Km or 1.8 Miles

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