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.

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  • 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 27
    • Free

    • 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.

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    Tuesday, Jun 4
    • This Event is Free

    • 10:30am - 1:00pm
  • Racing Legends

    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.

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    Sunday, Jun 23
    • Free

    • 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.

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    Saturday, Aug 17
    • Free

    • 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.

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    Sunday, 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.

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    Thursday, 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!

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    Thursday, 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
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!