Tours & Events
Crown Hill isn’t just a cemetery. It’s an Indiana landmark, an attraction people can appreciate all year round. The spring blooms are magical, the fall colors breathtaking, the winter landscape a wonder to behold.
Throughout the year, the Crown Hill Heritage Foundation provides tours, educational programs and special events for thousands of students, families and tourists who visit Crown Hill.Public Tours Private Tours Tours & Events Calendar
Memorial Day is a big day for Crown Hill. Civil War reenactors march through the grounds to take visitors back in time. Watch soldiers fire cannons, chat with President Lincoln in the Gothic Chapel, listen to the Gettysburg Address. Bask in the warmth of this haven for history lovers.Read MoreMonday, May 27
- 2:00pm - 3:00pm
Spirit of Freedom Civil War Program
This highly educational event is a celebration the many thousands of African-Americans who fought during the Civil War. These U.S.C.T. (United States Colored Troops) represented one-tenth of the Union Army, which is a little known fact of our Civil War history.Read MoreTuesday, Jun 4
- This Event is Free
- 10:30am - 1:00pm
This fascinating guided tour takes visitors to the resting places of racing legends from the Racing Capital of the World. Custom-made wayfinding signs point toward the graves of the four Speedway founders, Carl G. Fisher, James A. Allison, Frank W. Wheeler and Arthur Newby.Read MoreSunday, Jun 23
- 2:00 - 4:00 p.m.
President Harrison’s Wreath-Laying Ceremony
Join us as we celebrate President Benjamin Harrison’s birthday at his memorial on Section 13. President Harrison (1833-1901), our nation’s 23rd president, served from 1889-1893. He was an Indianapolis lawyer and later served as a Civil War Colonel in the 70th Volunteer Infantry. Harrison, a Republican, won the presidential election in 1889 and served one term.Read MoreSaturday, Aug 17
- 10:30 am - 11:30 am
Beyond the Badge 5K
Beyond the Badge is a 5K Run/Walk and a 1.5-mile Family Stroll for teams, individuals and families. This event honors all of our public safety heroes and gives those attending an opportunity to thank those who serve today and the heroes who have paid the ultimate price to protect us.Read More RegisterSunday, Sep 22
- Please visit the register link for details.
- 7:30 a.m. Registration, 8:00 a.m. Church Service, 8:15 a.m. Opening Ceremony, 9:00 a.m. run/walk start, 9:05 Family Stroll start
Music of the Night
Our “Music of the Night” concerts are something you won’t want to miss! Held in Crown Hill’s beautiful and historic Gothic Chapel, these sell-out concerts feature professional organist Charles Manning as “The Phantom,” along with awesome “Phantom Singers,” Brianna Holt and John Shuffle.Read More & Purchase TicketsThursday, Oct 17 Friday, Oct 18 Saturday, Oct 19 Thursday, Oct 24 Friday, Oct 25 Saturday, Oct 26
- $20 - $35
- 7:00 P.M. on Thursdays / 8:00 P.M. on Fridays and Saturdays
Turkey Trot 5K
If you don’t have plans for Thanksgiving morning, this is the place to be! Join the hundreds of holiday runners and walkers participating in the 37th Annual Indianapolis Turkey Trot 5K Run/Walk through historic Crown Hill Cemetery! There’s a good chance you’ll see a herd of deer as you enjoy the rolling hills and a trip to the top of the Crown!Read MoreThursday, Nov 28
- $20 for Individuals and $50 for Families (parents & kids).
- 7:30am - Registration / 8:30am - 5K run start / 8:40am - 5K walk start / 9:45am- Awards