General Winfield Scott Hancock
Statue in 2009
ArtistHenry Jackson Ellicott
Dimensions270 cm × 210 cm (9 ft × 7 ft)
LocationWashington, D.C.
OwnerNational Park Service
Equestrian statue of Winfield Scott Hancock
Equestrian statue of Winfield Scott Hancock is located in Washington, D.C.
Equestrian statue of Winfield Scott Hancock
LocationWashington, D.C.
Coordinates38°53′37.46″N 77°1′20.12″W / 38.8937389°N 77.0222556°W / 38.8937389; -77.0222556
Part ofCivil War Monuments in Washington, DC.
NRHP reference No.78000257[1]
Added to NRHPSeptember 20, 1978 [2]

General Winfield Scott Hancock is an equestrian statue of Winfield Scott Hancock, by Henry Jackson Ellicott together with architect Paul J. Pelz. It is located at Pennsylvania Avenue in United States Navy Memorial Park at the northwest corner of 7th Street, Northwest, Washington, D.C.

It was commissioned on March 2, 1889, and dedicated on May 12, 1896,[3] by president Grover Cleveland. It cost $50,000.[4]

The statue is a contributing monument to the Civil War Monuments in Washington, DC, of the National Register of Historic Places.

The statue is featured in the opening of the Netflix series House of Cards.[5]

See also


  1. ^ "National Register Information System". National Register of Historic Places. National Park Service. July 9, 2010.
  2. ^ "Civil War Monuments in Washington, DC". National Park Service. September 20, 1978. Archived from the original on February 20, 2013. Retrieved August 10, 2011.
  3. ^ "General Winfield Scott Hancock, (sculpture)". Save Outdoor Sculpture, District of Columbia survey. 1993. Archived from the original on March 27, 2012. Retrieved August 11, 2011.
  4. ^ Kathryn Allamong Jacob (1998). Testament to Union: Civil War monuments in Washington, Part 3. JHU Press. ISBN 978-0-8018-5861-1.
  5. ^ "5 connections between 'House of Cards' historic statue and Frank Underwood". 6 April 2015.