Stories in Stone Tour

We’ll explore some of the interesting examples of both Victorian and contemporary symbolism on monuments and markers found throughout Crown Hill. If you’ve ever wondered about unique tree trunk monuments and common symbols such as flowers, ferns, weeping willows, stars, anchors, chains, draped flags, lambs, sun disks, serpents, angels, crosses, open books, and wreaths, then this tour is for you! We’ll also contrast these with more contemporary monuments and markers which often feature engravings of literal representations or quotes that reveal the life of the deceased. It will conclude with the view around sunset of the downtown skyline from James Whitcomb Riley’s tomb high atop beautiful Crown Hill!

Tour Tickets

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

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.

All children must be accompanied by a parent or guardian. 

Purchase Tickets
Saturday, Aug 19
  • $10 per person, ages 5 and up. (Tickets not required for children under age 5.) Advance online sales only; NO gate sales.

  • 7:00 - 9:00 pm