Award-winning PUBLIC Walking & Driving Tours!
2016 Public Tour Calendar
Award-winning tours?! Yes! Our tours were twice voted the "Best Walking Tour" by Indianapolis Monthly magazine and were chosen as one of nine "Terrific Tours" by Midwest Living magazine! Our Public Tours were also featured in "A Cemetery to Die For" -- an article in AAA's Home & Away Magazine.
We invite you to join us for another great season of our Public Tours! Most are scheduled to be held on the 2nd, 3rd, and 4th weekends of the month from June through early November, usually on Saturday nights. (There are a few exceptions.) Most tours are guided Walking Tours and a few are Driving Tours. All tours will last from 90 minutes to two hours (unless noted otherwise), and most evening tours are scheduled to see the sunset from the top of "The Crown," the highest hill in Marion County, where you can see the entire Indianapolis skyline. The walking tours will cover about one mile at a comfortable pace (for most people).
The fee is $5 for adults; $4 for seniors (55+); and $3 for youth under 18. NO reservations are required. Tours will be held rain or shine unless the weather is severe. For all tours (except the "Veterans" tour conducted annually on Memorial Day and the "Harrison & Heritage" tour on August 16 [Harrison's Birthday Celebration]), please meet your guide at least 10 minutes before the start of your tour in front of the Waiting Station, located just inside the 34th Street stone gate entrance located at 34th Street and Boulevard Place (3400 Boulevard Place.) This gate is normally locked every day at 5:00 pm but it will be unlocked for tours if they begin after 5:00 pm.
In the summer months it's recommended that tour participants bring bottled water and insect repellent, and always wear comfy shoes! Cute kids in strollers and very friendly dogs on leashes are welcome to attend. (You must curb your pooch.) Please note that while strollers and wheelchairs are always welcome, our tours often leave the pavement to go through the grass where it would be difficult or impossible to navigate with small wheels. You can stay on the road and rejoin the tour when they resume on the road. The "Crown" is a steep hill and is not recommended for strollers or wheelchairs. You are free to drive up to the top of the Crown at another time.
Please check out our FAQ Page for Public and Private Tour info.