Tours & Events
The Crown Hill Heritage Foundation offers many ways to discover, explore and experience Crown Hill Cemetery. We are proud to offer many public guided tours as well as, new in 2023, the Crown Hill speaker series that will cover various topics related to Crown Hill. We hope you will join us for a tour, come hear one of our speakers, or just enjoy the grounds at your leisure.
In addition to taking a guided tour or attending one of our speaker series talks, be sure to check out our Self-Guided Tour page to download our Tree Map, Bicentennial Tour, and Racing Legends Tour. You can also download our Tour App or check out our Visitor’s Guide/Map and Exercise Maps.
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25th Annual “Spirit of Freedom” Civil War Program
Join us for the 25th Annual “Spirit of Freedom,” a celebration of 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, a little-known fact of our Civil War history. Of the 1,537 members of the U.S.C.T. who fought for Indiana, 225 are buried within the Crown Hill National Cemetery.
During this highly educational event, up to 1,500 fifth grade Indianapolis Public School students will rotate between three stages in a large meadow as Civil War reenactors share first-person accounts from their character’s experiences and stories of other important African Americans who had a major impact upon the outcome of the Civil War.Read MoreTuesday, May 9
- 10:30am - 1:00pm