Treason in Indianapolis Tour

Bust of Gov. Oliver P. Morton, Indiana’s Civil War governor. The Indianapolis Treason Trials might never have occurred had it not been for him.

Led by Civil War expert and Crown Hill Tour guide Nikki Schofield, also the author of the Civil War novel, Treason Afoot, this tour explores the lives of men and women who were involved in the Indianapolis Treason Trials, which began in the federal courthouse in Indianapolis in September 1864. The individuals involved were charged with “conspiracy against the government of the United States, conspiracy to aid the rebellion, and conspiracy to overthrow the government of the United States.” The treason trials might never have occurred if not for Gov. Oliver Morton, a friend of President Lincoln.

If unfamiliar with the Indianapolis Treason Trials, you can read more about them in this piece written by William Rehnquist (1924-2005), former Associate Justice of the Supreme Court, entitled Civil Liberty and the Civil War: The Indianapolis Treason Trials.

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

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 the 34th St. gate in front of the Waiting Station at 3400 Boulevard Place. Arrive 10-15 min. early.

Saturday, Aug 6
  • $10 per person, ages 5 and up. (Tickets not required for children under age 5.) Advance online sales only; NO gate sales.

  • 9:30 - 11:30 a.m.