About Crown Hill Cemetery
Founded in 1863, Crown Hill Cemetery is Indiana's largest cemetery and the third largest non-government cemetery in the nation with over 200,000 burials. Thousands of visitors tour Crown Hill each year to enjoy the peaceful beauty of the grounds, study the exquisite architecture of the buildings (Gothic Chapel, 1875), sculpture, historic Gothic Gate (1885), and to visit the burial sites of Indiana's most notable citizens.
Crown Hill is the final resting place of President Benjamin Harrison, Poet James Whitcomb Riley, Col. Eli Lilly, 3 U.S. Vice Presidents, 11 Indiana governors, and numerous other political, business, and cultural leaders, as well as the many heroes we honor with these events, both in public safety and the armed forces.
With its park-like setting featuring rolling hills and various types of wildlife, Crown Hill is an urban oasis that offers a peaceful place to exercise, picnic, or to study the history and heritage of the people buried there.