About Us

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Crown Hill Cemetery, an icon of Indianapolis history, is one of Indiana's foremost landmarks. Crown Hill is listed on the National Register of Historic Places and is known around the world for its historic treasures and great natural beauty.

Crown Hill is open 365 days a year. Visitors to the cemetery discover a chronicle of Indianapolis history with over 200,000 chapters, one for each of the lives honored here; historic structures dating back to the 1800's; timeless memorial artworks; and the wonders of nature in the thousands of trees and wooded areas that make up a major portion of the city's urban forest canopy.

The Crown Hill Heritage Foundation, a 501 (c)(3) tax-exempt, nonprofit organization, preserves the historic structures, memorial artworks, and great natural beauty of Crown Hill Cemetery; conducts guided tours and genealogical research; provides educational programs; and commemorates significant individual and community milestones. Donations to the Foundation are tax-deductible to the extent allowable by law.

Welcome Message
Board of Corporators 1863 to Present [PDF]
The first public account of Crown Hill Cemetery
"The Beauty of Crown Hill" from Epitaph Magazine [PDF]
Spring 2011 Newsletter (high resolution - larger file) [PDF]