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August 8 @ 9:30 am - 11:00 am

$7 – $10

Led by Civil War expert and Crown Hill Tour guide Nikki Schofield, also the author of the Civil War novel, Treason Afoot, this interesting 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.” The treason trials might never have occurred if not for Gov. Oliver Morton, a friend of President Lincoln.

If unfamiliar with the Indianapolis Treason Trials, you can read more about them in this piece written by William Rehnquist (1924-2005), former Associate Justice of the Supreme Court, entitled Civil Liberty and the Civil War: The Indianapolis Treason Trials.

  • Saturday morning walking tour! This is a morning walking tour that will cover about a mile at a comfortable pace for most. Participants will see the skyline from the top of the Crown, the highest hill in Marion County with a 360-degree view of the entire city!
  • 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.

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.



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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