Everyone likes free stuff, right? We're pleased to offer a variety of documents, maps, etc., for the purposes of education, exercise, and enjoyment of our trees. Check back often as we'll be adding more documents in the future.
In the past we've sold these documents about some of the famous people buried at Crown Hill, but now we're making them available for you to read or download free of charge. We ask that you properly cite both Crown Hill and the author if using them as a reference. You may reproduce them for educational purposes only and are not receiving any profit whatsoever from them.
The running and walking route maps are provided for those who love to run and walk on the 25 miles of paved roads within Crown Hill. There's really no better place to run or walk! The 5K route was created for the Beyond the Badge 5K Run/Walk, an event held each September and created in memory of Jason M. Baker, a Marion County Sheriff's Deputy who was killed in the line of duty on September 17, 2001. This event raises funds for scholarships for students pursuing a career in any field of public safety. You're welcome to run the route throughout the year and we'd also love to have you join us in September.
With over 100 trees marked, our Tree Maps are the hottest thing around in the fall when local students are doing leaf collections. This new version also includes two Tree Tours which are self-guided or can be taken as a guided group tour, either as one of our scheduled Public Tree Tours or as a Private Group Tour. For more tour information, please check out our "Best of Indy Tours" section. For a printed copy of the Tree Map, please stop by the funeral home and cemetery office.
Along with our tours is our "Educator's Handbook," a printed booklet that's free to teachers and parents. (Limit one per teacher or family, while supplies last. It must be picked up at the office.) This handbook was developed with teachers and students in mind and covers a variety of topics to give teachers / parents ideas for a great variety of activities that can be done to further learning at Crown Hill.
Tour Pass [PDF]
What else is FREE? How about a picnic on the Crown with an amazing view of the entire Indianapolis skyline? (You supply the food!) Crown Hill is also a beautiful place to visit to see White-tailed deer and other wildlife. Or to run, walk, or ride a bike. Or to study a wide variety of sculptures, architecture, monument symbolism, etc. We also offer a couple of free Public Tours throughout the summer, on Memorial Day and President Harrison's Birthday in August. Our annual Bicycle Safety Day for kids is always free as well. Included in this event is food and all kinds of fun kid stuff, as well as a free bicycle raffle (one boy's and one girl's bikes), as well as other bike-related items. IMPD Bicycle Police Officers come out and ride with the children and teach about bicycle safety. This event is held in July. (Please check our calendar on the left for the date and time.)
You're welcome to visit anytime our gates are open, from 8:00 am - 8:00 pm throughout the summer. Beginning mid-October through April the gates close at 6:00 pm. (The south gate at 34th & Boulevard Place always closes at 5:00 pm. The north gate stays open later.) Our gates are open every day of the year. An easy way to find our two gates is on this Google Map. The Crown Hill Funeral Home and Cemetery Office is located at 700 West 38th St. (38th St. & Clarendon Road - also on the map), and is open from 8:30 am - 5 pm seven days a week, with the exception of New Year's, July 4th, Labor Day, Thanksgiving, and Christmas.
Route Maps: click on the images below for a larger view.
The Crown Hill Heritage Foundation is a not-for-profit 501(c)(3) Public Charity and we welcome and encourage your generous support so we can continue to provide resources free of charge and develop new educational tours and programs.