Dramas & Disasters

Bronze bust of Abel D. Streight, Union Army Colonel in the Civil War

On this fascinating tour, visitors will hear the stories of spies, traitors, villains, and heroes as they visit the graves of men and women who lived during the Civil War. They will learn about the largest prison break, the murder of two Union generals, the death by firing squad of an Indiana school teacher, as well as other memorable events in our country’s history in the 1860s. Pictured here is the large memorial for Abel Delan Streight, who was captured by C.S.A. General Nathan Bedford Forrest during the first Union raid into the South. His narrow escape from Libby Prison was the largest prison break during the Civil War.

Tour Tickets

  • In 2021, Public Tours will be limited to 25 people
  • Every person attending, adults and children, must have a ticket, purchased in advance on Eventbrite
  • ADULTS (ages 18+): $7.00
  • CHILDREN (ages 17 & under): FREE (A ticket is required for each child, regardless of age)
  • NO tickets will be sold at the gate

Important Covid-19 Guidelines
We follow CDC and Marion County Covid-19 guidelines

  • Fully Vaccinated: you are not required to wear a face mask
  • Not Fully Vaccinated: adults and children over the age of two are required to properly wear a face mask throughout the tour and maintain a social distance of six feet

Walking tour! This is a 90-minute 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. (Student and child groups must arrange for a Private Group Tour.)

Register
Saturday, Sept 4
  • $7 for Adults; Free for Children. Advance online sales only; NO gate sales.

  • 9:30 - 11:00 a.m.