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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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June 2018

PUBLIC TOUR: “TOMBSTONES & TREES” Walking Tour

June 23 @ 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

Learn about the trees of Crown Hill & their human neighbors on this morning walking tour. On this tour, participants will see the impressive tombstones, and the equally impressive nearby trees (often much more impressive!), on this leisurely walk through the scenic grounds of the cemetery. This tour will take a closer look at about 20 of the 4,100 trees in the cemetery, some which are not native to Indiana. Among the trees, visitors will hear about some of the…

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“Final Finish Line” Dedication and Unveiling!

June 24 @ 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Free

NEW DATE! “Final Finish Line” Unveiling and Dedication! Crown Hill Racing Legends sign with Carl G. Fisher's family mausoleum in the background. The "Final Finish Line" will be located in front of this sign, next to Section 13. We were rained out and have a new date! Join us on Sunday, June 24 at 2 pm for the unveiling and dedication of the “Final Finish Line,” a row of bricks a yard wide installed in the road at the base…

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July 2018

July 4th ~ Independence Day Holiday

July 4
Crown Hill Cemetery, 700 W. 38th St.
Indianapolis, IN 46208 United States
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Cemetery Grounds & Community Mausoleum OPEN; Funeral Home & Cemetery Office CLOSED Have a safe holiday!

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PUBIC TOUR: “HERITAGE” – Our most popular Walking Tour! See the Sunset!

July 14 @ 7:30 pm - 9:30 pm
$5.00

Check out some of the notables on this popular tour! "HERITAGE"   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. The William H. English family monument and circle lot (pictured here) will be included and tour participants will learn about the fascinating…

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PUBLIC TOUR: “CIVIL WAR” Guided Walking Tour (Morning Tour!)

July 21 @ 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

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…

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EVENT: COPS CYCLING FOR SURVIVORS Ceremony

July 21 @ 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Crown Hill Cemetery’s 34th St. Gate Entrance, 3400 Boulevard Place
Indianapolis, IN 46208
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Welcome home IMPD and other Indiana police officers who have raised thousands of dollars to aid families of fallen officers while on their nearly 1,000-mile bicycle trek around the state, which took two weeks. Meet at the Gothic Chapel before 2:00 p.m. to greet them when they arrive, where a special ceremony will be held in memory of fallen officers. After the ceremony in the Gothic Chapel, they will proceed to the Heroes of Public Safety Section for a group photo. You can…

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PUBLIC TOUR: “DILLINGER & EASTSIDE NOTABLES” Guided Walking Tour (See the Sunset!)

July 28 @ 7:30 pm - 9:30 pm
Crown Hill Cemetery’s 34th St. Gate Entrance, 3400 Boulevard Place
Indianapolis, IN 46208
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$5.00

This walking tour includes the sections just north of the Waiting Station, which is a part of the cemetery not regularly covered on other walking tours. Bank robber John Dillinger's grave will, of course, be one of our destinations. We will also stop at the graves of many other interesting and important people, and others - although unknown - have memorialized themselves with some rather unique monuments. This side of the cemetery features a number of beautiful angel statues and a couple…

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August 2018

PUBLIC TOUR: “TREASON IN INDIANAPOLIS” Guided Walking Tour (Morning Tour)

August 11 @ 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

Led by Civil War expert and Crown Hill Tour guide Nikki Schofield, also the author of the Civil War novel, Treason Afoot, this tour explores the lives of men and women who were involved in the Indianapolis Treason Trials, which began in the federal courthouse in Indianapolis in September 1864. The individuals involved were charged with "conspiracy against the government of the United States, conspiracy to aid the rebellion, and conspiracy to overthrow the government of the United States." If unfamiliar with the…

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