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January 2018

Gate Hours and Locations

January 1 - December 31

Important Unless noted otherwise, Crown Hill Tours and Events require entrance through the 34th Street and Boulevard Place entrance at 3400 Boulevard Place. This gate closes daily at 5 pm but is opened by staff for after-hours tours and events. Gate Hours & Locations 38th STREET GATE OPEN 8 am to 8 pm, April through September OPEN 8 am to 6 pm, October through March Located on the north side of Crown Hill at 700 W. 38th Street (38th Street &…

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May 2018

2018 Calendar of Tours & Events

May 4 - December 31
Crown Hill Cemetery, 700 W. 38th St.
Indianapolis, IN 46208 United States
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See Crown Hill's entire 2018 Calendar of Tours and Events on the Crown Hill Heritage Foundation's WEBSITE! Important Unless noted otherwise, Crown Hill Tours and Events require entrance through the 34th Street and Boulevard Place entrance at 3400 Boulevard Place. This gate closes daily at 5 pm but is opened by staff for after-hours tours and events.  

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August 2018

EVENT & PUBLIC TOUR: PRESIDENT HARRISON’S BIRTHDAY CELEBRATION & Guided Walking Tour

August 18 @ 10:30 am - 12:30 pm
Crown Hill Cemetery’s 34th St. Gate Entrance, 3400 Boulevard Place
Indianapolis, IN 46208
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Join us as on Saturday, August 18, as we celebrate President Benjamin Harrison's 185th Birthday at his memorial on Section 13! Below is some brief info; for complete details and more photos, be sure to visit the EVENT WEBPAGE! 10:30-10:30 a.m. - PRESIDENT HARRISON'S WREATH-LAYING CEREMONY Join us as we celebrate President Benjamin Harrison's birthday at his memorial on Section 13. President Harrison (1833-1901), our nation's 23rd president, served from 1889-1893. He was an Indianapolis lawyer and later served as a Civil War Colonel…

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PUBLIC TOUR: “HERITAGE” Guided Walking Tour (See the Sunset!)

August 18 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Crown Hill Cemetery’s 34th St. Gate Entrance, 3400 Boulevard Place
Indianapolis, IN 46208
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$5.00

 Our "HERITAGE"  tour is our most popular walking tour! This tour presents the history of Crown Hill Cemetery while visiting the graves of some of the many interesting people buried here, both the famous and not so famous, recent and long gone. A variety of monuments will be seen, including some of our most recognized statues. A few of the stops will include multiple generations of the Lilly Family, whose influence in Indianapolis began with Eli Lilly, a Civil War Colonel and later…

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PUBLIC TOUR: “ANGELS OF CROWN HILL” guided walking tour (See the sunset!)

August 25 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Crown Hill Cemetery’s 34th St. Gate Entrance, 3400 Boulevard Place
Indianapolis, IN 46208
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$5.00

Angel Visitations ... Crown Hill is home to many angel statue monuments, from delicate marble angels of the Victorian era to very recent angels of granite and bronze. Most are very large with crosses, but one, in particular, is a very small marble angel featuring the words to "Silent Night" carved on its base in German. Angels are such a popular and important spiritual symbol in cemeteries, churches, and in the lives of millions of people, so it's nice to pay special…

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September 2018

NEW! PUBLIC TOUR: “DRAMAS & DISASTERS” guided walking tour

September 8 @ 9:30 am - 11:00 am
Crown Hill Cemetery’s 34th St. Gate Entrance, 3400 Boulevard Place
Indianapolis, IN 46208
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$5.00

On this fascinating new "Dramas & Disasters" morning walking tour, visitors will hear the stories of spies, traitors, villains, and heroes as they visit the graves of men and women who lived during the Civil War. They will learn about the largest prison break, the murder of two Union generals, the death by firing squad of an Indiana school teacher, as well as other memorable events in our country's history in the 1860s. Pictured here is the large memorial for Abel…

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PUBLIC TOUR: “STONES THAT TALK” guided driving and walking tour

September 15 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Crown Hill Cemetery’s 34th St. Gate Entrance, 3400 Boulevard Place
Indianapolis, IN 46208
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$5.00

"STONES THAT TALK" is an interesting driving and walking tour will include some of the sections on the north side of 38th St. not typically included on tours, as well as the Crown. It's a variation of the Victorian Symbolism tour on June 24 which focuses on symbols on monuments and what they mean. Many of the historic monuments have flowers, wreaths, weeping willows, draped flags, angels, lambs, etc., which all symbolize something. On this tour we'll focus on contemporary monuments…

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PUBLIC TOUR: “HEROES & HERITAGE” Guided Walking Tour (See the sunset!)

September 22 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
$5.00

Join us for our "HEROES & HERITAGE" guided walking tour, held in conjunction with the popular Beyond the Badge 5K Run/Walk taking place next morning, Sunday, September 23rd. On the eve of Beyond the Badge 5K Run/Walk, tour attendees will learn stories of courage and sacrifice of some of our Public Safety heroes buried on the Heroes of Public Safety Section. Jerry Baker, father of Sheriff's Deputy Jason M. Baker (who was killed in the line of duty in September 2001), will be on…

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EVENT: 17th Annual BEYOND THE BADGE 5K Run/Walk for Teams, Individuals, & Families! It’s a Time to Say Thanks!

September 23 @ 8:00 am - 11:00 am
Crown Hill Cemetery, 700 W. 38th St.
Indianapolis, IN 46208 United States
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 (Event times noted below) Beyond the Badge 5K Run & Walk and a 1.5-mile Family Stroll is a great event for teams, individuals, & families. This event honors all of our public safety heroes and gives those attending an opportunity to thank those who serve today and the heroes who have paid the ultimate price to protect us. All proceeds will benefit the Jason M. Baker Public Safety Scholarships created in memory of Jason M. Baker, a Sheriff's Deputy killed in the line…

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October 2018

PUBLIC TOUR: “SKELETONS IN THE CLOSET, Part I” guided sunset walking tour

October 6 @ 5:30 pm - 7:30 pm
Crown Hill Cemetery’s 34th St. Gate Entrance, 3400 Boulevard Place
Indianapolis, IN 46208
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$5.00

On this interesting "SKELETONS IN THE CLOSET, Part I" walking tour, participants will learn about some skeletons in the closet! Was it one of his three wives, or another long-time lover, that Skiles Test kept in a glass coffin in his "House of Blue Lights" along Fall Creek? Why does one headstone say simply, "Mother of Rosalind" and not her full name, which would have been "Helen Orr Hufnall Phaff English Wegmann English English Prince Prince"? He followed in the footsteps of both his father…

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