Event Calendar

GHOST STORIES at Crown Hill Cemetery

Oct 14, 2017
Crown Hill Cemetery, 3400 Boulevard Place, Indianapolis, IN

Join us for a unique and popular evening of Ghost Stories on the grounds of Crown Hill Cemetery!

Tickets go on sale in April 7, 2017 at Eventbrite!


We invite you to join us on Saturday evening, October 14, 2017 for a fun and spooky evening at the 6th Annual R.I.P. RECEPTION & GHOST STORIES held on the beautiful grounds of historic Crown Hill Cemetery! Presented by Storytelling Arts of Indiana and Crown Hill Heritage Foundation as a fundraiser for both non-profits, these two events celebrate talented storytellers who craft original ghost stories to entertain and scare the hundreds who attend! Purchase your ticket(s) in advance to save money and avoid the ticket line at the gate!

The R.I.P. Reception (ages 21 & over) is held before Ghost Stories in the historic Waiting Station building (1885), located right inside the 34th St. gate of Crown Hill. Tickets for the R.I.P. Reception include admission to Ghost Stories. If not attending the R.I.P. Reception, gates to the cemetery grounds open at 6:30 PM, enabling those who arrive early for Ghost Stories to walk around beautiful Crown Hill to see our stunning fall foliage and enjoy a picnic. Plenty of free parking is available, including handicap parking.

5:00-7:00 PM
Location: Crown Hill Waiting Station
3400 Boulevard Place (34th Street & Boulevard Place)
Attendees must enter through this gate
Free Parking, including Handicap Parking

~ Adults (21+): $35/Advance on Eventbrite; $40/Door
~ Includes admission to Ghost Stories
~ Tickets are non-refundable

At the R.I.P. Reception you can mingle with storytellers and other happy haunters at the historic Waiting Station just inside Crown Hill’s east entrance at 34th Street and Boulevard Place. Built in 1885 as the original cemetery office and "Waiting Station" where people gathered before funerals, it has served as a gathering place for many generations since. Steel yourself to be scared while enjoying complimentary beverages from Sun King Brewing and Mass Ave Wine, and graze on tasty treats provided by Food Guys Catering Company. Bid and take home a decorated pumpkin for the Halloween season to help fund the outreach programs of Storytelling Arts of Indiana. Tickets can be purchased at a discount in advance on Eventbrite, or at the door. You must PRINT your ticket as they will be scanned at the Waiting Station. Duplicate tickets will not be honored. Sponsored by The National Bank of Indianapolis.

7:30-10:00 PM
(Gates open at 6:30 PM)
Location: Crown Hill Cemetery Grounds
3400 Boulevard Place (34th Street & Boulevard Place)
Attendees must enter through this gate
Free Parking, including Handicap Parking

~ Adults: $20 in Advance on Eventbrite; $25 at the Gate
~ Students (12 and over, including adult students with ID): $10 in Advance on Eventbrite & $15 at the Gate
~ Family (all family members living under one roof): $50 in Advance on Eventbrite & $55 at the Gate
~ Children under 12 are FREE
~ Tickets are non-refundable

The 6th Annual GHOST STORIES is presented by Storytelling Arts of Indiana and Crown Hill Heritage Foundation and is a fun outdoor event featuring very talented storytellers sharing original Ghost Stories beneath a big tent in the middle of Crown Hill Cemetery! In addition to Ghost Stories, there are a number of great food trucks to choose from or attendees can bring a picnic dinner. This event will be held even in the event of rain (beneath the tent) as long as it's not dangerous. Tickets can be purchased at a discount in advance fon Eventbrite, or at the door. You must PRINT your ticket as all tickets will be scanned at the gate. Duplicate tickets will not be honored. Attendees must enter the 34th St. gate (3400 Boulevard Place). Bring a folding chair or blanket, and a cooler and picnic if desired. A flashlight is optional. Portable toilets are available on-site. Free parking, including handicap parking is available. Ghost Stories is signed for the deaf and hearing impaired. Ghost Stories is sponsored by Lewis Kappes.

Crown Hill Cemetery
3400 Boulevard Place
Indianapolis, IN 46208
(This is the large Gothic stone gate located at 34th St. & Boulevard Pl. The address is 3400 Boulevard Place. It can be found easily on this Google map of Crown Hill: http://goo.gl/maps/s6j7)

IMPORTANT: the 38th St. Gate will be locked.

Storytelling Arts of Indiana is a non-profit that promotes the art of storytelling by creating opportunities in Indiana for diverse audiences of all ages to listen and share stories and by showcasing tellers who entertain and inspire. From local favorites to nationally-recognized names, Storytelling Arts has brought tellers from all walks of life to Hoosier audiences for over 25 years.

Storytelling Arts of Indiana
450 W. Ohio Street
Indianapolis, IN 46202
317-576-9848 or ellen@storytellingarts.org

Crown Hill Heritage Foundation was established as a not-for-profit organization to raise funds and public support to fulfill its Mission: "To preserve and celebrate the architectural, cultural, and natural heritage of the city's oldest urban greenspace, Crown Hill Cemetery." The Heritage Foundation is pleased to share the historic treasures, heritage, and great natural beauty of Crown Hill Cemetery through its special events and award-winning guided tour program.

For a complete list of our PUBLIC TOURS & EVENTS for 2017 (with photos!), please visit:

Crown Hill Funeral Home & Cemetery
Web: CrownHill.org
Facebook: CrownHill.org
Twitter: @CrownHill_FHC

Crown Hill Heritage Foundation
Web: CrownHillHF.org
Facebook: CrownHillHeritageFoundation
Twitter: @CrownHillCem

Crown Hill Tour Guide & Historian Tom Davis tweets history, pics, & trivia: @CrownHillTom

CELEBRATING 150 YEARS with “CROWN HILL: History, Spirit, Sanctuary”
In celebration of Crown Hill's 150th Anniversary, Crown Hill Heritage Foundation and Indiana Historical Society Press have published a fantastic coffee table book that’s been chosen as the SILVER PLACE WINNER in Foreward Review's prestigious "BOOK OF THE YEAR" Contest in the Regional Category!

CROWN HILL: History, Spirit, Sanctuary is a beautiful 380-page coffee table book which tells the story of our nation's third largest non-government cemetery from it's founding in 1863 (during the Civil War) until today. Authors Douglas Wissing, Marianne Tobias, Rebecca Dolan, and Anne Ryder cover many topics including extensive history, personal and poignant stories, natural history, and numerous vignettes of individuals and families who rest within its historic Gothic gates. It features over 600 beautiful, full color photographs by Marty N. Davis and Richard Fields, including a number of aerial photos of Crown Hill that will capture your attention as they allow you to see Crown Hill as you've never seen it before! Author Douglas Wissing beautifully weaves together 150 years of Crown Hill history with local and state history, creating the context which allowed Crown Hill to become the "City on the Hill" - the final resting place of many of our pioneers, civic leaders, politicians, musicians, actors, artists, automotive manufacturers and Indianapolis 500 notables, military and public safety heroes, and countless others.

CROWN HILL: History, Spirit, Sanctuary is available for purchase at the Crown Hill Funeral Home and Cemetery office during regular office hours or may be ordered off of either website. The total cost is $40 per book, or $50 if mailed. You may also order you copy by phone or by mail for $40 each and pick your book up at the Funeral Home and Cemetery office Monday-Friday, 8:30 am - 5:00 pm. For more information, please contact Marianne Randjelovic at development@crownhill.org or call (317) 920-4165.

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