PUBLIC TOUR: “Skeletons in the Closet, Part I” (See the sunset!)
June 13 @ 7:30 pm - 9:30 pm$7 – $10
On this interesting tour, we’ll 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 and grandfather to become bank president, building himself a 40,000 square foot mansion on the east side of town, but by the time Stoughton Fletcher died, he’d lost the house, survived his wife’s suicide, a runaway daughter’s mysterious death, and was working as a hotel elevator operator in Los Angeles when his son committed suicide as well. On this tour, we’ll discuss these lives and the lives of others who show us that money does not necessarily bring happiness. (Spoiler alert!)
Note: this is not a creepy tour about ghosts, but a historical tour about some of the people buried at Crown Hill.
- 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!
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 13 – 7:30-9:30 p.m. (See the sunset!)
Oct. 3 – 6:00-8:00 p.m. (See the sunset!)
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.