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Join the thousands who visit Crown Hill each year and experience the incredible beauty, history, and heritage of the
nation's third largest cemetery on a guided walking or driving tour. Twice voted "Best of Indy Walking Tour" by
Indianapolis Monthly magazine, our Public and Private guided group tours offer an interesting and detailed look into the lives of many
of the famous and infamous, fascinating, and sometimes ordinary people buried and entombed here.
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Memorial Day 2013: Honoring the Courage of Heroes
Please join us for our very special 145th Annual Memorial Day Ceremony on May 27, 2013 at the Crown Hill National Cemetery, located directly behind the historic Gothic Chapel (1875). The Indiana Army National Guard's 38th Division Band will perform a patriotic concert beginning at 1:30 pm and the ceremony will begin at 2:00 pm.
We're very honored to have two very special speakers this year: Governor Mike Pence and Brigadier General Jeffery W. Hauser, our keynote speaker.
Also included in this special ceremony are the Roll Call of Fallen Hoosier Heroes, a 21-gun salute conducted by the Indiana Army National Guard, patriotic music provided by "The Central Sound," a Lawrence Central High School choir, and more. Following the ceremony will be a free one-hour "Veterans" Walking Tour with Crown Hill Tour Guide Tom Davis.
Our ceremony wouldn't be possible without generous community support. We're grateful for the support of the Indiana Army National Guard, Central Indiana Young Marines, and the JROTC Cadets at George Washington Community High School who will place over 2,000 flags on the soldier's graves.
Civil War Memorial Service
Be sure to attend our Civil War Memorial Service at 12:45 pm, located off the main drive (yellow line), at the Confederate Mound on Section 32.This ceremony will be conducted by blended regiments of Confederate and Union Civil War Reenactors. Join them as they march to the National Cemetery and honor the Union fallen soldiers buried there. Prior to their 12:45 pm ceremony they will gather in the large field off of the main drive. While not guaranteed at this point, the reenactors are likely to remain there for several hours following the Civil War Memorial Service.
We invite you to bring a chair or blanket and a picnic lunch and plan to spend the day with us.
Please visit our EVENT PAGE for more information.
"The Charm, The Harm, and the Daring of Dillinger"
Join us on July 20 for a fun evening of storytelling, refreshments and a guided walking tour of historic Crown Hill Cemetery! Presented by the Crown Hill Heritage Foundation, "The Charm, The Harm, and the Daring of Dillinger" by Sally Perkins is part of the Sharing Hoosier History through Stories series sponsored by the Indiana Historical Society and Storytelling Arts of Indiana, Inc. For more info, visit the Event Webpage or go directly to our Eventbrite Ticket Sales Page.
NEW! 2013 BEYOND THE BADGE 5K Run/Walk on September 22!
NEW! 2013 MUSIC OF THE NIGHT Concerts will be held on October 17, 18, 19 & 24, 25, 26!
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