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Custer Monument

The birthplace of George Armstrong Custer
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  • Admission
    • Everyone: Free

    Mon-Sun: All daylight hours

    Open for events, by appointment and on the last Sunday of the summer months from 1 – 4
    Call 740.945.3744 or email darose02@frontier.com

    Handicap Accessible: This site is partially handicapped accessible. Ohio History Connection strives to meet ADA requirements. However, historic structures and outdoor areas provide challenges that make it difficult to provide complete access to all visitors. Please call the site with specific questions and concerns.

  • Historical Topics
    • Civil War
    • Military
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    • Northeast Ohio
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Visit

See the bronze monument to the young soldier whose “Last Stand” made him a household name at the site of George Armstrong Custer’s birthplace. Only the foundation of Custer's birthplace remains at this roadside park and picnic area. At the exhibit pavilion, read about Custer's life and the spirited qualities of the young soldier. Average visit time: Allow 30-60 minutes

History

George Armstrong Custer was an American military leader who became known as a cavalry commander for the Union during the American Civil War and in the opening of the West in the years after this conflict. Custer was born on December 5, 1839, in New Rumley, Ohio.

Custer Monument is managed locally by the Custer Memorial Association.