Spread the word that the Soldiers and Sailors Memorial Arch is open for tours. Come alone or tell your friends and family to join you -- ps, tours are free. The Arch is Hartford's monument to its residents who fought in the Civil War. Our Arch Guides will share the history of this Civil War monument, answer your questions, or leave you to explore on your own. Tours are flexible and can be 5 to 35 minutes, depending on how much time you have. Just taking a walk in the park and don't have time for a tour? You are welcome to climb the 96 steps to the top of the Arch for a little extra exercise and a great view of the city. If the weather is not looking good, please check our website to see if tours will be offered that day.