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Crown Hill Cemetery

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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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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... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed June 30, 2015
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2015 NEW

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 NEW

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 NEW

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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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 17, 2015

The cemetery is a park like haven in the heart of the north side. The roads meander through the cemetery in a haphazard manner that makes exploring fun. I've been going regularly for years and never tire of it. The small mock gothic chapel in the center is always a delight to see. And then make your way to the... More 

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Nashville, Indiana
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 12, 2015

Excellent tour guides provided tremendous insider knowledge. Fun to see the various sections of the cemetery. Different tours throughout the summer on Saturdays.

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Indianapolis, Indiana
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 31, 2015

I went with a friend, and we had a great time. You can get a brochure to identify the different species of trees and a map of the cemetery to help you find some of the famous graves and monuments. It is so beautiful!

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Centuria, Wisconsin, United States
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 31, 2015

Since we were graced with good weather we decided to try this cemetery. What better way to cheer up after seeing a relative in the last stages of life? I know, it was not the best plan but we were here and it was free. We toured the Riley house the day before and heard his plot was the highest... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 29, 2015

Crown Hill has the tallest hill in the Indianapolis area. It is where James Whitcomb Riley is burried. Other monuments include Benjamin Harrison, Charles Fairbanks, Thomas Hendricks. Eli Lilly, John Dillinger, John Woodruff, Julia Carson, Robert Irsay, William Taylor. It is a beautiful and peaceful place.

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed May 27, 2015

Our family has been doing business with Crown Hill cemetery for many, many generations. When my mom died last month, I contacted Crown Hill regarding her burial in a family plot there. It took many attempts before they were able to locate the correct plot-- and only after I had a relative search through documents to provide the exact section... More 

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Additional Information about Crown Hill Cemetery

Address: 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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