Take a tour downtown Springfield while hunting down over 30 art sculptures! Public art has proven itself to play a major role in rejuvenating public spaces and local economies. Sculpture Walk Springfield is an initiative aimed at creating such a museum, by displaying quality sculptures in public places in Springfield on an annually rotating schedule. Each collection of sculptures will be in place from April to March of the next year.
Take a walking tour of the Battle of Springfield that tells the story of when Union forces defended the Springfield territory during the Confederate attempts to gain supplies and high-ground access in January 1863. Twelve markers placed throughout the battleground commemorate where defenses were organized, troops gathered supplies, injured soldiers were hospitalized and homes were burned.