Custer Monument

Visit the place where George Armstrong Custer's birthplace once stood.

Custer Monument

State Route 646, New Rumley, OH, USA
The Custer Memorial is open year-round, daylight to dusk

The Custerr Memorial Association Museum is open June - September
Last Sunday of the month, 1-4 p.m.
Closed for major holidays

Scheduled tours available at other times, including during the winter season. Please call 419-357-7473 to schedule a tour.

Handicapped Accessibility:

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.
Everyone - $0.00


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. Average visit time: Allow 30-60 minutes


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.

  • Audiences: K-5th Grade Students, 6-8th Grade Students, 9-12th Grade Students, Higher Education Students, Educators, Families, Government, Specialists, Tourists, Community Groups, History Enthusiasts & Sports Fans
  • Historical Topics: Civil War & Military
  • Regions: Northeast Ohio
  • Site Activities: Self-Guided
  • Museum & Site Type: Ohio History Connection Site