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. Scroll down to see our list of events.

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Events

  • Memorial Day

    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.

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    Monday, May 25
    • Free

  • 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.

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    Tuesday, Jun 2
    • Free

    • 10:30am - 1:00pm
  • Cops Cycling For Survivors Ceremony

    Welcome home “Cops Cycling for Survivors” – Indiana law enforcement officers who have raised thousands of dollars to aid families of fallen officers while on their nearly 1,000-mile bicycle trek around the state, which took two weeks.

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    Saturday, July 25
    • Free

    • 1:45pm - 3:00pm
  • President Harrison’s Wreath-Laying Ceremony

    Join us as we celebrate President Benjamin Harrison’s 187th 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.

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    Saturday, Aug 15
    • Free

    • 10:30 am - 11:30 am
  • Beyond the Badge 5K Run/Walk

    The 19th 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 20
  • “Music of the Night” Concerts

    Our 14th annual “Music of the Night” concerts are something you won’t want to miss! Held in the intimate setting of Crown Hill’s beautiful and historic Gothic Chapel (1875), these sell-out concerts feature professional organist Charles Manning as “The Phantom,” along with professional “Phantom Singers,” Brianna Holt and John Shuffle. Your evening will include an amazing concert, wonderful refreshments, and a “Skeletons in the Closet” walking tour – in the dark! Tickets go on sale on June 1!

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    Thursday, Oct 15 Friday, Oct 16 Saturday, Oct 17 Thursday, Oct 22 Friday, Oct 23 Saturday, Oct 24
    • $22 - $37

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

    Crown Hill is the place to be on Thanksgiving Morning! Join the hundreds of holiday runners and walkers participating in the 39th 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!

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    Thursday, Nov 26
    • $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
Enjoy Historical Tours at Crown Hill

Tours & Events Calendar

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!