The Worth Square Monument is the final resting place of General William Jenkins Worth. It’s the second oldest monument in New York City and one of only two monuments in the city that also acts as a mausoleum, the other being the General Grant National Memorial—or Grant’s Tomb—which can be found in the Morningside Heights neighborhood of Manhattan.
Located at Broadway and 5th Avenue, between 24th and 25th Streets, the 51-foot long monument is made from granite. Its central decorative bands are inscribed with battle sites significant to his career. Attached to its front is a bronze equestrian relief of the General. The four corner granite piers that once held decorative lampposts now support an elaborate ornamental cast-iron fence with pickets that are replicas of Worth’s Congressional Sword of Honor. Visitors can find a relic box in its cornerstone.
Born in Hudson, NY, General Worth served in the War of 1812, the Second Seminole War, and the Mexican-American War.