Attendance at New Ulm, MN’s famous Hermann Monument was 9,120 for the 2019 season. The Monument was open 115 days for an average of 79 persons per day. Attendance was below previous years because of weather related closures and to accommodate a contractor assessing the condition of the Monument structure.
Completed in 1897, the Monument was placed on the National Register of Historic Places in 1973. In 2000 the Monument received national and international recognition: the 106th Congress of the United States designated the Hermann Monument as an official symbol for the contributions of Americans of German heritage. Because New Ulm is “The Most German City in America” it is the appropriate location for this Monument.
The Hermann Monument Society, founded in 2006, is dedicated to the conservation, interpretation, promotion, and development of the Monument. Attendance has increased almost 60% under its tutelage.
The Monument closed for the season in October. Because of planned renovations in 2020 the reopening date is yet-to-be determined.