Sweat It Out
You're invited to visit and enjoy the beauty of Crown Hill, not only as a cemetery visitor, but also to exercise. We offer many opportunities to move about through the programs we offer, but you're also welcome to visit any time our gates are open to walk, run, or bike. Children in strollers and friendly dogs on leases are also welcome. (Please curb your dogs.)
We offer both Public and Private Group Walking Tours, and most all cover about one mile in ninety minutes, which is a comfortable pace for most people. In addition to walking a mile, most tour participants will have the opportunity to walk up to the top of "the Crown," the highest hill in Indianapolis at 842.21 ft. From this incredible vantage point, visitors can see a 360-degree panoramic view of the entire Indianapolis skyline.
We offer Public walking tours on the second, third, and fourth weekends of the month from Memorial Day through early November. Please check out our Calendar of Events for dates, times, place to meet and the tour topic. Private Group Walking Tours can be scheduled for any time and any day except holidays and at the availability of a tour guide. The fees for both types of walking tours is $5 for adults, $4 for seniors and $3 for students. Private Group Walking Tours have a minimum fee of $50 per tour and must be scheduled in advance. Please visit our Best of Indy Tour Section for more information.
In addition to the public and private group walking tours we offer, we also have several Self-guided Walking Tour routes available. These
routes include several historical tours and two tree tours. The Historical Tour routes are included in our five-dollar history book, Memories
of the Past: A Tour of Historic Crown Hill Cemetery, which can be purchased at our main office or can be ordered with our History Book Order Form [PDF]. Our two
self-guided Tree Tours are both on our free Tree Map, which also available at the main office or they can be
downloaded as a PDF file below. The Tree Maps include two walking tour routes as well as the location of
107 species of trees, each marked with a sign corresponding to a number on the map as well as the scientific and common names.
Tree Maps, Tree Tours, & Tag Info [PDF]
Running and Walking Route Maps
You're welcome to create your own route map for running or walking, or you can download the route maps we've created, which include a 5K route map [PDF] and this online interactive 5K route map currently used for the annual Beyond the Badge 5K Run / Walk held each September. You can also download our 3-mile and 5-mile route maps.
Crown Hill is also a designated walking site for the American Volkssport Association. Click here for a link to information about their Crown Hill walks.
For those who want to explore all of the 25-miles of roads at Crown Hill, there's a great resource for creating your own walking or running route and it's called the Google's Gmap Pedometer. With this tool you can create endless maps within Crown Hill and calculate mileage (or kilometers). Please note for this to work within Crown Hill you'll need to click on the "Satellite" feature. To get started, just type in one of our addresses in the "Jump to" box and zoom in!
Crown Hill Cemetery
700 West 38th St.
3402 Boulevard Place
Indianapolis, IN 46208
Cyclists are always welcome to ride the many roads of rolling hills within our gates. Please take extra caution on roads requiring improved pavement, wear a helmet, and don't ride to the top of the Crown.
Public restrooms are available behind the Gothic Chapel, which can be located from either cemetery entrance by following the white line painted on the road. There are separate restrooms for men and women, each with an outside entrance.
Crown Hill is an active cemetery and thousands of people come here each year to attend funerals, visit the graves of their loved ones, and attend events. When you notice cemetery visitors we ask that you respect the needs and privacy of others and exercise in another location in the cemetery. Please also note that any activity done at Crown Hill Cemetery is done at your own risk.
Enjoy your visit!