Tours

Award-Winning Cemetery Tours

We are pleased to offer award-winning public and private guided tours at historical Crown Hill Cemetery.

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Private Tours

We offer award-winning private group tours year-round, any day of the week (as long as a tour guide is available). With a few exceptions, all private tours are walking tours and last approximately 90 minutes. Most private tours include a trip to the top of the Crown, Marion County’s highest hill, which offers a spectacular panoramic view of the Indianapolis skyline.Driving tours, bicycle tours, and small bus or van tours are allowed if you can provide your own transportation. Contact us for more details.

Private Group rates are $5 for adults, $4 for seniors (55+) and $3 for students and 18 and under, with a $50 minimum per tour. While we can sometime accommodate last-minute tours, tours generally must be scheduled at least two weeks in advance.

Public Tours

We typically hold public tours from June through early October on the second, third and forth weekends of the month. During our Saturday evening tours, visitors can admire the sunset from the Crown, Marion County’s highest hill, which offers a breathtaking 360-degree panoramic view of the city’s skyline.

For approaching tour dates and times, please see the Upcoming Events on our homepage. Reservations are not required for public tours.

An Array of Exciting Tour Themes

We offer a wide variety of tour themes at Crown Hill Cemetery.

Our most popular tour, the Heritage Tour, presents the history of Crown Hill Cemetery. Appropriate for all ages, this 1.5–hour walking tour allows guests to visit the graves of some of the many interesting people buried in our cemetery. The Heritage Tour includes a variety of monuments and our most recognized statues, as well as the magnificent view of the Indianapolis skyline from James Whitcomb Riley’s tomb high atop beautiful Crown Hill.

We also offer many other exciting tours, including:

  • Actors, Artists, Architects & Musicians
  • Civil War Personalities
  • African Americans
  • Authors
  • Dillinger & Other Notables
  • Heroes of Crown Hill
  • Photographer’s Tour
  • Skeletons in the Closet
  • Veterans
  • Women of Crown Hill
  • Many, many more!

For our full list of tour themes and more information, call (317) 920-2644.

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