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Robert Gould Shaw Memorial, Boston

Robert Gould Shaw Memorial - Boston, Massachusetts
Robert Gould Shaw Memorial
14 Beacon Street, Boston, MA 02108Map
+1 617 742 5415
Neighborhood: Back Bay

Robert Gould Shaw Memorial is a well-known and frequently visited monument in Boston Common. It is dedicated to Colonel Robert Gould Shaw and was sculpted by Augustus Saint-Gaudens. The sculpture depicts him on horseback with the 54th Regiment, the first African-American, all-volunteer regiment in the Union Army. Shaw died in Fort Wagner in 1863 and a monument was commissioned in 1883, then completed in 1897.

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  • Open Hours: Sunday to Saturday from 12:00 AM to 11:59 PM
  • Type: Attractions & Landmarks
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