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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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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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July 2019

PUBLIC TOUR: “CIVIL WAR”

July 20 @ 9:30 am - 11:00 am
Crown Hill Cemetery’s 34th St. Gate Entrance, 3400 Boulevard Place
Indianapolis, IN 46208
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~ JULY 20 Saturday, 9:30-11:00 a.m. (Morning tour) PUBLIC TOUR: "CIVIL WAR" guided walking tour Did you know that Crown Hill Cemetery was founded in 1863 because of the Civil War? The original city cemetery, Greenlawn, became full due to the many Civil War soldiers being buried there. The Civil War was still being fought when Crown Hill opened its gates in June 1864, and the first burial was for the young wife of a Civil War Union Captain. On our Civil…

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EVENT: “COPS CYCLING FOR SURVIVORS” Ceremony

July 20 @ 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Crown Hill Cemetery’s 34th St. Gate Entrance, 3400 Boulevard Place
Indianapolis, IN 46208
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~ JULY 20 Saturday, 2:00-3:00 p.m. (approximately) EVENT: "COPS CYCLING FOR SURVIVORS" Ceremony Welcome home IMPD and other Indiana police officers who have raised thousands of dollars to aid families of fallen officers while on their nearly 1,000-mile bicycle trek around the state, which took two weeks. Meet at the Gothic Chapel before 2:00 p.m. to greet them when they arrive and where a special ceremony will be held in memory of fallen officers. Following the ceremony inside the Gothic Chapel they will walk over to the Heroes…

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PUBLIC TOUR: “DILLINGER & EASTSIDE NOTABLES” (See the sunset!)

July 27 @ 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 27 Saturday, 7:30-9:30 p.m. (See the sunset!) PUBLIC TOUR: "DILLINGER & EASTSIDE NOTABLES" guided walking tour This walking tour includes the sections just north of the Waiting Station, which is a part of the cemetery not regularly covered on other walking tours. Bank robber John Dillinger's grave will, of course, be one of our destinations. We will also stop at the graves of many other interesting and important people, and others - although unknown - have memorialized themselves with some rather unique monuments. This side of the…

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August 2019

PUBLIC TOUR: “TREASON IN INDIANAPOLIS”

August 10 @ 9:30 am - 11:00 am
Crown Hill Cemetery’s 34th St. Gate Entrance, 3400 Boulevard Place
Indianapolis, IN 46208
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~ AUGUST 10 Saturday, 9:30-11:00 a.m. (Morning tour) PUBLIC TOUR: "TREASON IN INDIANAPOLIS" guided walking tour Led by Civil War expert and Crown Hill Tour guide Nikki Schofield, also the author of the Civil War novel, Treason Afoot, this 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…

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EVENT & PUBLIC TOUR: “PRESIDENT HARRISON’S BIRTHDAY CELEBRATION”

August 17 @ 10:30 am - 12:30 pm
Crown Hill Cemetery’s 34th St. Gate Entrance, 3400 Boulevard Place
Indianapolis, IN 46208
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~ AUGUST 17 Saturday (Event times noted below) EVENT & PUBLIC TOUR: PRESIDENT HARRISON'S BIRTHDAY CELEBRATION & guided walking tour Visit the EVENT WEB PAGE for photos and to learn more about President Harrison and the wreath-laying ceremony 10:30-11:30 a.m. - PRESIDENT HARRISON'S WREATH-LAYING CEREMONY Join us as we celebrate President Benjamin Harrison's birthday at his memorial on Section 13. President Harrison (1833-1901), our nation's 23rd president, served from 1889-1893. He was an Indianapolis lawyer and later served as a Civil War Colonel in the 70th Volunteer Infantry.…

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

August 17 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Crown Hill Cemetery’s 34th St. Gate Entrance, 3400 Boulevard Place
Indianapolis, IN 46208
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~ AUGUST 17  Saturday, 7:00-9:00 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. A few of the stops will include multiple generations of the Lilly Family, whose influence in Indianapolis began with Eli…

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PUBLIC TOUR: “ANGELS OF CROWN HILL” (See the sunset!)

August 24 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Crown Hill Cemetery’s 34th St. Gate Entrance, 3400 Boulevard Place
Indianapolis, IN 46208
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~ AUGUST 24 Saturday, 7:00-9:00 p.m. (See the sunset!)  PUBLIC TOUR: "ANGELS OF CROWN HILL" guided walking tour Angel Visitations ... Crown Hill is home to many angel statue monuments, from delicate marble angels of the Victorian era to very recent angels of granite and bronze. Most are very large with crosses, but one, in particular, is a very small marble angel featuring the words to "Silent Night" carved on its base in German. Angels are such a popular and important spiritual symbol in cemeteries, churches,…

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September 2019

PUBLIC TOUR: “DRAMAS & DISASTERS”

September 7 @ 9:30 am - 11:00 am
Crown Hill Cemetery’s 34th St. Gate Entrance, 3400 Boulevard Place
Indianapolis, IN 46208
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~ SEPTEMBER 7  Saturday, 9:30-11:00 a.m. (Morning tour) PUBLIC TOUR: "DRAMAS & DISASTERS" guided walking tour On this fascinating new tour, visitors will hear the stories of spies, traitors, villains, and heroes as they visit the graves of men and women who lived during the Civil War. They will learn about the largest prison break, the murder of two Union generals, the death by firing squad of an Indiana school teacher, as well as other memorable events in our country's history in…

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