Indy Bicentennial Tour

Indy Skyline from the Crown. Even before Crown Hill became a cemetery in 1863 – 43 years after the city was founded – people came to the top of this hill to look back at the growing city over three miles away. They continued to watch the skyline develop over the next 159 years, and change into what we see today.

Indianapolis is over 200 years old! Did you know that the history of Indianapolis can be traced back to the summer of 1820 when dozens of families built cabins along the riverbank in a settlement named Fall Creek?

Join us for our Indy Bicentennial Tour highlighting many of the city’s pioneers, movers & shakers, mayors, those whose names live on in our streets and neighborhoods, and cultural figures. Among the many stops on the tour are Alexander Ralston, the surveyor responsible for designing the “Mile Square” of downtown Indianapolis; the Fletcher family, successful in business and banking; Carl Fisher, a founder and the force behind the Indianapolis 500; and L.S. Ayres, founder of the regional department store chain.

Tour Tickets

  • $10 per person (ages 5 and up)
  • Tickets are not required for children under age 5
  • Must be purchased in advance online
  • NO tickets will be sold at the gate
  • Ticket sales limited to 30 people

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 walking tour that will cover about a mile at a comfortable pace for most. Participants will be at the top of the Crown around sunset, the highest hill in Marion County with a 360-degree view of the entire city skyline!

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

To enhance your Indy Bicentennial tour experience:

  • DOWNLOAD our Indy Bicentennial Tour Booklet 
  • INSTALL our Tour App onto your mobile device

All children must be accompanied by a parent or guardian. Student and child groups must arrange for a Private Group Tour.


Sept. 24
  • $10 per person, ages 5 and up. (Tickets not required for children under age 5.) Advance online sales only; NO gate sales.

  • 6:00 - 8:00 p.m.