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Address: 700 West 38th Street, Indianapolis, IN 46208
Phone Number: +1 317-925-3800
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Sun - Sat 8:00 am - 8:00 pm
Activities: Group tours/walking tour
Description: Crown Hill is the nation's 3rd largest non-government cemetery with 555...
Crown Hill is the nation's 3rd largest non-government cemetery with 555 acres of beautiful rolling hills. Located across the street from the Indianapolis Museum of Art, thousands visit this urban oasis to enjoy its peaceful beauty; study the architecture, sculptures and trees; exercise; picnic; view the wildlife (including a herd of white-tailed deer), and to study the history and heritage of the 200,000+ people buried there. A "must see" highlight is a visit to the top of "The Crown," the highest hill in the county, which affords a 360-degree panoramic view of the entire Indianapolis skyline. Note: the white line painted on the roads connects both gates via the "scenic route," including Pres. Harrison's memorial, the "Crown," National Cemetery, Gothic Chapel (1875), Waiting Station and 34th Street Gothic gate (both 1885). Crown Hill is listed on the National Register of Historic Places. Notables include President Benjamin Harrison, poet James Whitcomb Riley, Col. Eli Lilly, three U.S. Vice Presidents, and numerous others, including the infamous bank robber John Dillinger. Crown Hill's popular guided tours were twice named "The Best Walking Tour" by Indianapolis Monthly magazine, featured as one of Midwest Living Magazine's "Terrific Tours," and listed as one of "5 Things to Do in Indy Before You Die" by the Indianapolis Star. Visitors can attend one of many guided Public Tours (most scheduled to see the sunset), or schedule their own Private Group Tour. Pick-up a new Visitor's Guide Map at the Waiting Station building inside the 34th St. gate (3400 Boulevard Place). For more info on their national award-winning coffee table book titled "Crown Hill: History, Spirit, Sanctuary," guided tours, historical info, tree maps, etc., please visit the Crown Hill Heritage Foundation online.
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My teenage son and I visited from out of town. We went during the week so no tours were being offered. We picked up a map and drove around the grounds. Beautiful and peaceful... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed July 31, 2015
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waco,t
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 31, 2015 NEW

My teenage son and I visited from out of town. We went during the week so no tours were being offered. We picked up a map and drove around the grounds. Beautiful and peaceful, stopped at some of the more notable sites. I am glad we went but would be much more enjoyable as a tour to learn the history... More 

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Evansville, Indiana
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2015 NEW

We opted to go on the Dillinger and other Notables tour. The tour cost only 4$ (senior) and lasted about 2 hours. We walked some (maybe a mile or two) and also drove our car to get to a different spot. The tour guide was well informed and shared historical and amusing facts about the graves we visited. The cemetery... More 

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Saint Louis, Missouri
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2015 via mobile

Crown Hill Cemetery was one of my "musts" for photo shoot venues while visiting family in Indianapolis. My first find was the gothic chapel within the 34th Street Gates. Stunning. Driving past, I came upon two antlered bucks (one an 8-pointer), a doe and spotted fawn. Other highlights were the Crown (highest point in Marion County) at James Whitcomb Riley's... More 

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San Jose, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 13, 2015

This is a quiet, peaceful place in the middle of a busy city. it is one of the five largest cemeteries in the United States with many historic grave sites. The number and size of the monuments and mausoleums is amazing. The office staff is knowledgeable and very helpful. My mother was buried here 50 years ago and my wonder... More 

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Indianapolis, Indiana
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 12, 2015

We were talked into taking the Heritage tour by a friend and I am so glad we heeded her advice.!! Who would have thought that a Cemetary Tour could be ( and was) a strong weekend entertainment option? The grounds and all of of it's structures are absolutely beautiful as reviewer after reviewer have commented on. Although there is apparently... More 

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Indianapolis, Indiana
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 7, 2015

A nice and obviously quiet place to visit. Like others, we also recommend picking up a map to find some of the more popular, famous or historic graves or monuments. Most summer weekends they have themed public tours or for a nominal fee you can schedule a private tour. Well kept grounds. Many mature trees here and they say they... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2015

Beautiful grounds to walk around on and take in the wildlife and natural surroundings. You can get a map showing you the graves of famous people such as Dillinger or just wander the paths and marvel at the statues and tall trees. The staff is also great for helping point you in the right direction if you happen to get... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2015

This cemetery is absolutely beautiful with great trees and so much history. You need to check out their web page to see coming events. Halloween would be great here.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 28, 2015

We came here on the recommendation of a guide book and we were not disappointed. If you enter by the entrance on 34th Street, you can pick up a guide of the cemetery from the gate house. This was invaluable in terms of finding the graves we wanted to see. First stop was John Dillenger, the famous bank robber, located... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 17, 2015

I went to see the grave site of President Harrison, while there, discovered that there were also 3 US Vice presidents, Governor Morton, had forgotten that John Dillinger and family as well as many other notable Americans are buried in this lovely and well kept cemetery.

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Additional Information about Crown Hill Cemetery

Address: 700 West 38th Street, Indianapolis, IN 46208
Phone Number: +1 317-925-3800
Location: United States  >  Indiana (IN)  >  Indianapolis
Open Hours:
Sunday 8:00 am - 8:00 pm
Monday 8:00 am - 8:00 pm
Tuesday 8:00 am - 8:00 pm
Wednesday 8:00 am - 8:00 pm
Thursday 8:00 am - 8:00 pm
Friday 8:00 am - 8:00 pm
Saturday 8:00 am - 8:00 pm

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