New! PUBLIC TOUR: “Indy Bicentennial WALKING Tour”

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New! PUBLIC TOUR: “Indy Bicentennial WALKING Tour”

June 6 @ 7:30 pm - 9:30 pm

$7 – $10

Indy Skyline from the Crown. Crown Hill was founded in 1863, just 43 years after Indianapolis became a city in 1820. This beautiful view has captivated countless people – citizens & visitors alike – for the last 157 years.

Happy Birthday, Indianapolis! Indy turns 200 and the city is celebrating from June 2020 – May 2021! The history of Indianapolis can be traced back to the summer of 1820 when dozens of families built cabins along the riverbank in a settlement named Fall Creek.

Join us for our new Indy Bicentennial Walking Tours highlighting many of the city’s pioneers, movers & shakers, mayors, those whose names live on in our streets and neighborhoods, and cultural figures. Among the many stops on the tour are Alexander Ralston, the surveyor responsible for designing the mile square, the Fletcher family, successful in business and banking, Carl Fisher, the force behind the Indianapolis 500, and L. S. Ayres, founder of the regional department store chain.

Check out this beautiful 360-degree photo by Sergio Bennett of the Indianapolis skyline from James Whitcomb Riley’s memorial on The Crown.

  • Sunset walking tour! This is a walking tour that will cover about a mile at a comfortable pace for most. Participants will see the sunset from the top of the Crown, the highest hill in Marion County with a 360-degree view of the entire city skyline!
  • Tickets:
    Purchase adult advance discount tour tickets and find much more tour info on Eventbrite.
    Tickets in advance are $7.00 (ages 18+), and $10 at the gate.
    Children ages 17 and under are free!*
    *All children must be accompanied by a parent or guardian. (Student and child groups must arrange for a Private Group Tour.)
  • Where to meet: Inside 34th St. Gate in front of the Waiting Station at 3400 Boulevard Place. Arrive 10-15 min. early.
  • Tour Times – this tour is offered twice in 2020:
    June 6 – 7:30-9:30 p.m. (See the sunset!)
    Sept. 26 – 6:00-8:00 p.m. (See the sunset!)

On July 25 and August 1, join us for our new Indy Bicentennial TROLLEY Tours! 
Conducted from the comfort of an air-conditioned trolley, these tours will cover some notables not included on our Indy Bicentennial Walking Tours! Two tours will be held on each date.

Visit the Crown Hill Heritage Foundation’s WEBSITE for more info about all our tours and events, history, nature, memorial trees, and to support our restoration, education, and beautification efforts.




June 6
7:30 pm - 9:30 pm
$7 – $10


Crown Hill Heritage Foundation
(317) 920-2644


Crown Hill Cemetery’s 34th St. Gate Entrance
3400 Boulevard Place
Indianapolis, IN 46208
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