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.

For many years, the Crown Hill Heritage Foundation has provided tours, educational programs, and special events for thousands of students, families, and tourists who visit Crown Hill.

Unfortunately, due to the COVID-19 pandemic, we must cancel some events, including our Music of the Night Concerts in October, but we welcome you to join us for Public and Private Guided Tours from July through October!

Public Tours will begin with our new Indy Bicentennial walking tour on Saturday, July 10! Please check our Public Tour page for all the details and to purchase tickets!

Private Group Tours will also resume in July and please note that they must be arranged at least two weeks in advance.

Please visit our Self-Guided Tour page to download our new Tree Map/Tour, the Bicentennial Tour, and our Racing Legends Tour. You can also download our new Tour App! Also available are our Visitor’s Guide/Map and Exercise Maps.

The cemetery is open and we welcome your visit! The 38th St. gate is open from 8 am to 8 pm daily through September, and from 8 am to 6 pm from October through April 1. The 34th St. gate is open from 8 am to 5 pm daily.


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  • Memorial Day

    In the interest of the safety of our visitors and employees during the Covid-19 pandemic, we have made the difficult decision to cancel the public Memorial Day celebration in 2021. Memorial Day is a big day for Crown Hill — a celebration of patriotism, pride, and freedom. A Hoosier fixture for more than 150 years, it is the longest-running Memorial Day ceremony in Indiana. Because we can’t share this amazing event in person this year, we have produced a short patriotic video to celebrate and honor those who have paid the ultimate sacrifice for our freedom. This video will transport viewers to the past and invite them to reflect on the present. It will be available to view here at 8:00 a.m. EDT on Memorial Day, Monday, May 31, and the various Crown Hill social media outlets.

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    Monday, May 31
  • President Harrison’s Wreath-Laying Ceremony 2021

    Unfortunately, due to the COVID-19 pandemic, President Harrison’s Wreath-Laying Ceremony will not be held in 2021. We hope that you will plan to join us in 2022 when we’re able to offer this wonderful event again!

    This year we will be releasing a video on his 188th birthday, August 20, featuring several participants sharing important aspects of his life. You can find the video here on August 20, as well as on our social media channels and through our electronic newsletter.

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    Friday, Aug 20
  • Beyond the Badge 5K Run/Walk

    The 20th Annual Beyond the Badge 5K Run/Walk and a 1.5-mile Family Stroll is a family-friendly fun event for public safety and civilian teams, individuals, and families. It raises funds for public safety scholarships and honors all public safety heroes. It gives those attending an opportunity to thank those who serve today and the heroes who have paid the ultimate price to protect us.

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    Sunday, Sep 19
  • “Music of the Night” Concerts – Cancelled for 2021

    We deeply regret that we must cancel our very popular Music of the Night concerts for the 2021 season due to the COVID-19 pandemic. We look forward to seeing you back again in October 2022! 

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    Thursday, Oct 14 Friday, Oct 15 Saturday, Oct 16 Thursday, Oct 21 Friday, Oct 22 Saturday, Oct 23
    • $22 - $37

    • 7 P.M. on Thursdays / 8 P.M. on Fridays and Saturdays
  • Turkey Trot 5K

    The Turkey Trot is back! Let’s all get back out there and run/walk our Turkeys off at the 2021 Turkey Trot on Thanksgiving morning to Benefit the Crown Hill Heritage Foundation. This year’s race is being brought to you by Friends of 38th and will be full of the usual fun and merriment and maybe a few surprises too!

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    Thursday, Nov 25
    • $20 for Individuals and $50 for Families (parents & kids).

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Tours & Events Calendar

Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, our Public Tours for the 2021 season will be delayed until July. Some events have been canceled. Please check the calendar for updates.

We offer a variety of tour themes from May through October. Most are held on Saturday nights and scheduled so participants can see the sunset from the top of Crown Hill, the highest hill in the county.

Led by knowledgeable tour guides, these tours offer an opportunity for you to enjoy Crown Hill at the most beautiful time of day and experience nature at its finest. Please join us!