PUBLIC TOUR: “CIVIL WAR” Guided Walking Tour (Morning Tour!)
July 21 @ 9:30 am - 11:00 am$5.00
Did you know that Crown Hill Cemetery was founded in 1863 because of the Civil War? The original city cemetery, Greenlawn, became full due to the many Civil War soldiers being buried there. The Civil War was still being fought when Crown Hill opened its gates in June 1864, and the first burial was for the young wife of a Civil War Union Captain. On our Civil War tour, we’ll examine the lives of the many brave soldiers and generals who took part in the War Between the States, and of the politicians, journalists, and even household servants whose lives influenced and were influenced by our country’s great conflict. Included on this tour is Oliver P. Morton (bust pictured), Indiana’s 14th Governor, who led the state during the Civil War and was greatly appreciated by the Union troops.
This is a 90-minute walking tour that will cover about one mile at a comfortable pace for most. It will be led by Crown Hill Tour Guide, Civil War expert, and author Nikki Schofield. The cost is $5 per person. Lots of free parking available. Meet Nikki right inside the 34th St. Gothic stone gate at 3400 Boulevard Place. Please arrive 10 minutes early. Wear comfortable walking shoes, dress for the weather, and bring bottled water and insect repellent if desired. Held rain or shine unless the weather is severe. Little ones in strollers and very well behaved dogs on leashes are welcome. (Note that you must pick up after your dog.)