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Civil War Tour

Saturday, July 13, 2024 • 4:00 PM - 6:00 PM EDT

$10.00

Event Details

Did you know that Crown Hill Cemetery was founded in 1863 because of and during the Civil War? The original city cemetery, Greenlawn, became full due to the many Civil War soldiers being buried there. The Civil War was still being fought when Crown Hill opened its gates in June 1864, and the first burial was for Lucy Ann Seaton, the young wife of a Civil War Union Captain. On our Civil War tour, we'll examine the lives of the many brave soldiers and generals who took part in the War Between the States, and of the politicians, journalists, and even household servants whose lives influenced and were influenced by our country's great conflict. Included on this tour is Civil War Union Gen. Jefferson C. Davis, the highest-ranking military officer buried at Crown Hill. (He's not to be confused with Confederate President Jefferson Davis), General Benjamin Harrison (who would become the 23rd President of US), and Edward Black (the youngest soldier drummer boy at 8 1/2 years old). 


Tour Tickets:

$10 per person (children under 5 free)

No gate sales, tickets must be purchased online

Ticket sales limited to 35 people

Where to meet: Inside 34th St. Gate in front of the Waiting Station (large red brick building) at 3400 Boulevard Place. Arrive 10-15 minutes early. 

Please dress appropriately for the weather and walking terrain.

All children must be accompanied by a parent or guardian. 




Venue Information

Crown Hill Cemetery
3402 Boulevard Place
Indianapolis, IN 46208

Organizer Information

Crown Hill Foundation


700 West 38th Street
Indianapolis, IN 46208
(317) 920-4165

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