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PUBLIC TOUR: “HERITAGE” Guided Walking Tour
October 21, 2018 @ 3:00 pm - 5:00 pm$5.00
Please join us for the “HERITAGE” [PDF] guided Walking Tour!
This super popular 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. One of the stops is the grave site of Lucy Ann Seaton, whose upright marble monument with a willow tree is shown here. Lucy, a 33-year-old mother, moved to Indianapolis from Paducah, Kentucky with her husband John L. Seaton, a Civil War Union Captain. Sadly, Lucy then died of tuberculosis leaving her husband and young daughter behind. Their daughter, also named Lucy, died just four months later and is buried alongside her mother. Mrs. Seaton was laid to rest on June 2, 1864, just one day after the cemetery was dedicated, making her Crown Hill’s 1st burial. Captain Seaton put an ad in the newspaper inviting the public to Lucy’s funeral, as they were new to the city, and many did attend. Join us on this tour to find out what his ad stated, and the sweet words engraved on her monument. Lucy Ann Seaton and her daughter are buried in Lot 28 on Section 4. It is believed that John Seaton returned to Kentucky and died there in 1886. (This is just one of the many interesting stops we’ll make on this popular tour. Click on the PDF file above for a list of other stops we may visit.) Tour participants will also have an opportunity to enjoy the stunning 360-degree panoramic view of the downtown Indianapolis skyline from the tomb of the famous Hoosier Poet, James Whitcomb Riley, high atop beautiful Crown Hill. This tour captures highlights from many of our other tours and is interesting for all ages. Highly recommended!
This is a two-hour public walking tour that covers about one mile at a comfortable pace for most people. It’s just $5 per adult and $3 per school-age child under 18. There’s no need to RSVP or purchase tickets in advance! Simply meet the tour guide right inside the 34th St. Gothic stone gate at 3400 Boulevard Place. Please arrive 10-15 minutes early. A restroom will be available before the tour if you arrive early. Wear comfortable walking shoes, dress for the weather, and bring bottled water if desired. Held rain or shine unless the weather is severe. Kiddos in strollers and very well behaved dogs on leashes are welcome. (You must pick-up after your dog.)