Civil War Personalities Tour

Crown Hill and the Civil War – did you know that Crown Hill Cemetery was founded in 1863 because of and during the Civil War? The original city cemetery, Greenlawn, became full due to the many Civil War soldiers being buried there. The Civil War was still being fought when Crown Hill opened its gates in June 1864, and the first burial was for Lucy Ann Seaton, the young wife of a Civil War Union Captain. On our Civil War tour, we’ll examine the lives of the many brave soldiers and generals who took part in the War Between the States, and of the politicians, journalists, and even household servants whose lives influenced and were influenced by our country’s great conflict. Included on this tour is Civil War Union Gen. Jefferson C. Davis, the highest-ranking military officer buried at Crown Hill. (He’s not to be confused with Confederate President Jefferson Davis.)

Tour Tickets:

  • $10 per person (children under 5 free)
  • No gate sales, tickets must be purchased online
  • Ticket sales limited to 35 people

Morning Walking Tour! This is a Saturday morning walking tour that will cover about a mile at a comfortable pace for most.

Where to meet: Inside 34th St. Gate in front of the Waiting Station at 3400 Boulevard Place. Arrive 10-15 min. early.

All children must be accompanied by a parent or guardian.

Purchase Tickets
Saturday, July 1
  • $10 per person, ages 5 and up. (Tickets not required for children under age 5.) Advance online sales only; NO gate sales.

  • 9:00 - 11:00 a.m.