Restoration of the Shaw 54th Memorial Begins

June 11, 2020

We are excited to be partnering with the City of Boston, National Park Service, and Museum of African American History Boston and Nantucket for this $3 million restoration project.

The most acclaimed piece of sculpture on Boston Common is the Robert Gould Shaw and Massachusetts 54th Regiment Memorial by Augustus Saint-Gaudens; a memorial to that group of men who were among the first African Americans to fight in the Civil War.

Stay up to-date with the project at friendsofthepublicgarden.org/shaw54th

The most acclaimed piece of sculpture on Boston Common is the Robert Gould Shaw and Massachusetts 54th Regiment Memorial by Augustus Saint-Gaudens; a memorial to that group of men who were among the first African Americans to fight in the Civil War. The monument portrays Shaw and his men marching down Beacon Street past the State House on May 28, 1863 as they left Boston on their way to South Carolina, Shaw erect on his horse, the men marching alongside.