Best of Indy Tours
Join the thousands who visit Crown Hill each year and experience the incredible beauty, history, and heritage of the
nation's third largest cemetery on a guided walking or driving tour. Twice voted "Best of Indy Walking Tour" by
Indianapolis Monthly magazine, our Public and Private guided group tours offer an interesting and detailed look into the lives of many
of the famous and infamous, fascinating, and sometimes ordinary people buried and entombed here.
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CROWN FEST & GHOST STORIES
October 11, 2014
NEW THIS YEAR! Be sure to come early and celebrate the cemetery’s 150th Anniversary at CROWN FEST! Take a ride on the DILLINGER TROLLEY and to enjoy a host of HISTORICAL REENACTORS sharing their stories with us, as well as the opportunity to take a 15-20 minute guided walking tour. Also joining us will be the Hoosier Antique & Classic Bicycle Club, featuring their Victorian high wheel bicycles with Victorian riders. Situated close to the Ghost Stories tent, Crown Fest will provide a seamless experience of fun during the fall, one of the most colorful times of year at Crown Hill!
SCHEDULE OF EVENTS & TICKET SALES
- GATES OPEN at 5:00 p.m. (No one will be allowed on the property without a ticket after 5:00 pm. You may purchase tickets in advance online or at the gate. See below for ticket info.)
- CROWN FEST is from 5:00 - 7:00 pm (with historic reeanctors & a 15-20 minute tour)
The DILLINGER TROLLEY will take visitors to John Dillinger's grave from 5:15-7:30 pm (Last ride leaves at 7:00 pm.) Once at Dillinger's grave site you'll leave the trolley (if desired) for about 15 minutes while Crown Hill Historian Tom Davis shares info and stories about the infamous bank robber. When the trolley returns you can catch a ride back to Crown Fest.
- GHOST STORIES will begin at 7:30 pm
Stories are appropriate for older children. In case of rain you'll be covered; the Ghost Stories will be under a big tent.
Tickets may be purchased online or at the gate. You must enter the 34th St. gate at 3400 Boulevard Pl. Click HERE for more info about Ghost Stories and online ticket sales.
2014 "Music of the Night" Concerts
Back by popular demand! Please join us for one of our SIX"Music of the Night" concerts held on the last two weekends of October -
Oct. 16, 17, 18, and 23, 24 & 25! Tickets are selling quickly and these concerts always sell out!
Brought to you by the Crown Hill Heritage Foundation and Funeral Home, our "Music of the Night"concerts are something you won't want to miss! Held in Crown Hill's beautiful and historic Gothic Chapel (1875), these concerts feature professional organist Charles Manning as "The Phantom," along with awesome "Phantom Vocalists," Eric Wickens and Leah Crane (pictured below). They will perform music from the famous "Phantom of the Opera," as well as many familiar TV & movie themes that are sure to please. Mr. Manning and the "Phantom Vocalists" will fill the evening with their wonderful musical gifts as well as humor and drama, followed by ghoulish refreshments! Be sure to dress warmly, wear comfortable shoes, and bring a flashlight for our popular "Skeletons in the Closet I" guided walking tour conducted by Crown Hill tour guide Tom Davis. Taking a guided tour in the dark will be an experience you won't forget!
Tickets are available in the "Main Chapel" or the "Vestibule." The Gothic Chapel is an intimate venue with very limited seats available for sale. You're encouraged to purchase tickets early before the concerts sell out!
For more information and to purchase tickets, visit the "Music of the Night" WEB PAGE or the Eventbrite TICKET SALES page.
History, Spirit, Sanctuary
WINS NATIONAL AWARD!
We're very proud that CROWN HILL: History, Spirit, Sanctuary was chosen as the SILVER AWARD WINNER for Foreward Review's prestigious national IndieFab "BOOK OF THE YEAR" in the Regional Category! (Awards were determined by a panel of librarians and booksellers from around the country, in conjunction with Forward's editorial staff. Representing hundreds of independent and university presses of all sizes, IndieFab winners were selected after months of editorial deliberation over more than 1,500 entries in 60 categories. Winners were announced at the American Library Association's annual conference in Las Vegas.)
Something unique about this wonderful book is that you don't need to have family buried at Crown Hill to thoroughly enjoy it. In fact, you don't need to have ever stepped foot inside our gates to love it! The book is 11"x11", is hard bound, and weighs approx. 5.5 lbs!
CROWN HILL: History, Spirit, Sanctuary is available for purchase at the Crown Hill Funeral Home and Cemetery office, Monday-Saturday, from 8:30 am - 5:00 pm. (The address is 700 W. 38th St., which is the corner of 38th St. and Clarendon Rd.) It may also be ordered by mail by using this downloadable ORDER FORM.
The total cost is $40 per book, or $50 if mailed, including the shipping and handling fee of $10 per book. You may also order you copy(s) by phone or by mail for $40 each and pick your book(s) up at the Funeral Home and Cemetery office Monday-Friday, 8:30 am - 5:00 pm.
For more information, please contact Marianne Randjelovic at email@example.com or call (317) 920-4165.
Indianapolis Convention and Visitor's Association's (ICVA) website!