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Crown Hill Cemetery

700 W 38th St, Indianapolis, IN 46208-4240
+1 317-925-3800
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Beautiful and Large Cemetery

After visiting the Benjamin Harrison Presidential Site with my wife we drove over to Crown Hill... read more

Reviewed 7 October 2017
Chipperhigh2
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Okemos, Michigan
Confederate gravesite

My wife has an ancestor buried there at the confederate memorial. It was a very special time to... read more

Reviewed 2 October 2017
Michael H
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Indianapolis, Indiana
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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
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Reviewed 7 October 2017

After visiting the Benjamin Harrison Presidential Site with my wife we drove over to Crown Hill Cemetery to view Benjamin Harrison's grave. The entrance is beautiful and the array of grave sites is fantastic. A true place of remembrance.

Thank Chipperhigh2
Reviewed 2 October 2017

My wife has an ancestor buried there at the confederate memorial. It was a very special time to reflect on the hardships that caused him to be buried there. The grounds are well kept up and easy to locate grave sites. Plenty of shade in...More

Thank Michael H
Reviewed 24 September 2017 via mobile

We spent time in here Geocaching but there is art and President Harrison's burial site as well. I wasn't expecting such an amazing entrance and a great church on the grounds. Perfect place for history buffs and those who enjoy a look around.

Thank GoHere
Reviewed 16 September 2017

Crown Hill Cemetery has been in existence for over 100 years. It is a beautiful park-like setting. One interesting point - the notorious gangster John Dillinger is buried here!

Thank RippleManatee
Reviewed 20 August 2017 via mobile

What a beautiful cemetery. I know that sounds crazy but it is. We went to see President Harrison's final resting place. Was glad to see that they have special white lines on the pavement which lead you directly to his burial place. Very convenient in...More

Thank Lynn A
Reviewed 12 August 2017

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 11 August 2017

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 August 2017 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

1  Thank P5_Crazy_Train
Reviewed 31 July 2017 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

1  Thank Amber P
Reviewed 15 July 2017 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

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shroads
1 September 2017|
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Response from Marty D | Property representative |
To name just a few: President Benjamin Harrison Vice President Thomas Marshall Vice President Thomas Hendricks Vice President Charles Fairbanks Hoosier Poet James Whitcomb Riley Col. Eli Lilly May Wright Sewell... More
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shroads
1 September 2017|
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PatDow
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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.
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