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March 2019

2019 Calendar of Tours & Events

March 14 - December 31
Crown Hill Cemetery’s 34th St. Gate Entrance, 3400 Boulevard Place
Indianapolis, IN 46208
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See Crown Hill's entire 2019 Calendar of Tours and Events on the Crown Hill Heritage Foundation's WEBSITE! Important: NEW this year! You can purchase discount PUBLIC TOUR Tickets HERE!  Unless noted otherwise, Crown Hill Tours and Events require entrance through the 34th Street and Boulevard Place entrance at 3400 Boulevard Place. This gate closes daily at 5 pm but is opened by staff for after-hours tours and events.    

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May 2019

PUBLIC TOUR: “Tombstones and Spring Trees”

May 11 @ 9:30 am - 11:00 am
Crown Hill Cemetery’s 34th St. Gate Entrance, 3400 Boulevard Place
Indianapolis, IN 46208
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~ MAY 11 Saturday, 9:30-11:00 a.m. (Morning tour!) PUBLIC TOUR: TOMBSTONES & SPRING TREES See the beauty of the spring blooming trees of Crown Hill & their human neighbors. On this tour, participants will see the impressive tombstones, and the equally impressive nearby trees (often much more impressive!), on this leisurely walk through the scenic grounds of the cemetery. This tour will take a closer look at about 20 of the 4,100 trees in the cemetery, some which are not native to Indiana. Among…

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Event: MEMORIAL DAY ~ Honoring the Courage of Heroes

May 27
Crown Hill Cemetery’s 34th St. Gate Entrance, 3400 Boulevard Place
Indianapolis, IN 46208
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~ MAY 27 Monday, Memorial Day (Event times noted below) EVENTS & PUBLIC TOUR: MEMORIAL DAY CIVIL WAR REENACTORS, CEREMONIES, BAND CONCERT, & TOUR All ceremony locations will be noted on a map to be distributed at the gates on Memorial Day. All ceremonies and the tour are free. The ceremonies will be held in the event of rain but may be relocated to the Crown Hill Funeral Home if necessary. The Gothic Chapel will be open to the public from 10:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. Feel free to bring…

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June 2019

“Music of the Night” Concert Tickets on Sale June 1!

June 1 - October 26
Crown Hill Cemetery’s 34th St. Gate Entrance, 3400 Boulevard Place
Indianapolis, IN 46208
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TICKETS for six "MUSIC OF THE NIGHT" concerts go on sale June 1!  Music of the Night concerts will be held on October 18, 19, 20 & 25, 26, 27! Complete event info and Eventbrite online ticket sales can be found HERE. Buy your tickets early; it's very limited seating and the concerts always sell out!

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Event: “SPIRIT OF FREEDOM”

June 4 @ 10:30 am - 1:00 pm
Crown Hill Cemetery’s 34th St. Gate Entrance, 3400 Boulevard Place
Indianapolis, IN 46208
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~ JUNE 4 Tuesday, 10:30 a.m.-1:00 p.m. EVENT: 23rd Annual "SPIRIT OF FREEDOM" This highly educational event is a celebration the many thousands of African-Americans who fought during the Civil War. The U.S.C.T. (United States Colored Troops) represented one-tenth of the Union Army, which is a little known fact of our Civil War history. Of the 1,537 members of the U.S.C.T. who fought for Indiana, 225 are buried within the Crown Hill National Cemetery. This event involves up to 1,500 5th grade students from…

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Public Tour: “HERITAGE” (See the sunset!)

June 8 @ 7:30 pm - 9:30 pm
Crown Hill Cemetery’s 34th St. Gate Entrance, 3400 Boulevard Place
Indianapolis, IN 46208
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~ JUNE 8 Saturday, 7:30-9:30 p.m. (See the sunset!) PUBLIC TOUR: "HERITAGE" Our most popular walking tour This 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, including that of the iconic Eastman Angel, pictured here. (This is just one of the many interesting stops we'll make…

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PUBLIC TOUR: “SKELETONS IN THE CLOSET, Part I” (See the sunset!)

June 15 @ 7:30 pm - 9:30 pm
Crown Hill Cemetery’s 34th St. Gate Entrance, 3400 Boulevard Place
Indianapolis, IN 46208
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~ JUNE 15 Saturday, 7:30-9:30 p.m. (See the sunset!) PUBLIC TOUR: "SKELETONS IN THE CLOSET, Part I" guided walking tour 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…

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PUBLIC TOUR: “VICTORIAN SYMBOLISM” (See the sunset!)

June 22 @ 7:30 pm - 9:30 pm
Crown Hill Cemetery’s 34th St. Gate Entrance, 3400 Boulevard Place
Indianapolis, IN 46208
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~ JUNE 22 Saturday, 7:30-9:30 p.m. (See the sunset!) PUBLIC TOUR: "VICTORIAN SYMBOLISM" guided walking tour On this walking tour, we'll explore some of the interesting examples of Victorian symbolism on monuments and markers found throughout Crown Hill and try to understand what mean in the context of the era when they were created. If you've ever wondered about the unique tree trunk monuments, you'll learn the meaning of the number of branches, as well as if they're broken or not. Common symbols are flowers, ferns, weeping…

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EVENT & TOUR: “RACING LEGENDS TOUR AT CROWN HILL”

June 23 @ 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Crown Hill Cemetery’s 34th St. Gate Entrance, 3400 Boulevard Place
Indianapolis, IN 46208
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~ JUNE 23 Sunday, 2:00-4:00 p.m. EVENT & TOUR: "RACING LEGENDS TOUR AT CROWN HILL" We invite you to join us on Sunday, June 23 on for a very special "Racing Legends Tour at Crown Hill," a fascinating guided tour to some of the gravesites of Crown Hill's Racing Legends! The "Racing Legends Tour at Crown Hill" will follow a dedication ceremony at the "Final Finish Line" yard of bricks & "Racing Legacy" sign next to Section 13. The custom-made wayfinding signs were privately funded and will be installed…

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July 2019

PUBLIC TOUR: “HERITAGE” (See the sunset!)

July 13 @ 7:30 pm - 9:30 pm
Crown Hill Cemetery’s 34th St. Gate Entrance, 3400 Boulevard Place
Indianapolis, IN 46208
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~ JULY 13 Saturday, 7:30-9:30 p.m. (See the sunset!) PUBLIC TOUR: "HERITAGE"  Our most popular walking tour This 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. The William H. English family monument and circle lot (pictured here) will be included and tour participants will…

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