Samuel F. B. Morse

Just inside the Inventors’ Gate, the Samuel F.B. Morse statue depicts the American inventor and painter on a large marble pedestal.

Morse rests one hand on his single-wire telegraph, and the other clasps a strip of Morse code.

Sculpted by Byron M. Pickett in 1871, the statue is one of two in the Park that memorializes the profession of the named gate (the other is Alexander Von Humboldt at Naturalists' Gate). It was originally located on the Mall, close to the Concert Ground, but was moved to its present location in 1985.