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Crown Hill Cemetery

700 W 38th St, Indianapolis, IN 46208-4240
+1 317-925-3800
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Some people don't care for cemeteries. I do, especially this one. It's enormous and quite lovely... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Knoxville, Tennessee
Beautiful and worth a drive through this!

We aren't "tombstone tourists" but when we are a city that has the 4th largest cemetery in the... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Jacksonville, Florida
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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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700 W 38th St, Indianapolis, IN 46208-4240
+1 317-925-3800
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Reviewed 1 week ago

Some people don't care for cemeteries. I do, especially this one. It's enormous and quite lovely. It's very well cared for and easy to navigate with a map, available at the entrance or online. Many notable graves in here including John Dillinger.

Thank DanielTripper
Reviewed 1 week ago

We aren't "tombstone tourists" but when we are a city that has the 4th largest cemetery in the country, it is worth our time to drive through. We also knew the 23rd President of the United States, Benjamin Harrison was buried here in a National...More

Thank skylady158
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We arrived at the beautiful gates at 5:04pm and my heart nearly broke when I saw that the gates close at 5:00. But when I called the main number, the sweet woman I talked to told me that the cemetery was open until 8:00pm in...More

Thank P5_Crazy_Train
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Went on the evening cemetery tour with Charlotte (pretty sure that was her name). She was a fabulous guide. Very interesting and entertaining because of our guide. She made it seem like you were at a dinner party meeting all the guest. Learned a lot...More

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Reviewed 5 weeks ago via mobile

We didn't have a lot of time to spend here so we chose certain notable graves to seek out...Benjamin Harrison (president), Eli Lilly, John Dillinger to name a few. The cemetery is well maintained, lush green grass as far as the eye can see. In...More

Thank L K
Reviewed 7 July 2017

This is one of the largest and most beautiful cemeteries in the nation. Final resting place for rich and poor alike with a president, 3 vice presidents, over 700 Union and 1600 Confederate veterans, as well as bank robber John Dillinger. Best view of downtown...More

Thank Cliff T
Reviewed 23 June 2017

While we were in town I took the time to show the kids around Crown Hill and show them some of the historical figures interred there

Thank toddmQ5710XI
Reviewed 12 June 2017

I mean, yes, old buildings, beautiful gargoyles...........but, it's a cemetery. I drove less than 2 miles north and spent time admiring Hinkle Fieldhouse instead and the history is has.

Thank djsassan
Reviewed 22 May 2017

Even if you don't have a loved one interred here, you will still be moved by the beautifully maintained and laid out grounds. If you go online, you can find a map pointing out gravesites of many famous individuals: President Benjamin Harrison, Vice Presidents Fairbanks,...More

Thank interceptpubs
Reviewed 17 May 2017

The two people that helped my sisters and me, Jamie and Jeff were very caring and helped us to finalize our Mom's arrangements. We couldn't have asked for more.

Thank Barbara F
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12 May 2016|
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Response from Linda Z | Reviewed this property |
Yes, enter the stone Gothic gate at 34th St. & Boulevard Place. (The address is 3400 Boulevard Place.) The Waiting Station is the brick building on the right. Where the bell tower is.
27 July 2015|
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Response from Marty D | Property representative |
Hi, and thank you for writing about our tours! Yes, our last public tour will be held on 10/25. I'm not allowed to publish a link for information but please visit the website for the Crown Hill Heritage Foundation and see... More
Marty D
4 June 2015|
Response from drs1041 |
When is you Heritage Tour? We are planning a trip with friends on November 7th. Is there a tour that day? if so, what time and what is the cost? Dan