Indianapolis Walking Tours for Groups
Indiana Landmarks offers these walking tours to groups of 10 or more on the day and at the time most convenient for the client. We request a reservation at least three weeks in advance. For large groups, we will assign several guides to ensure that everyone in the group enjoys the up close-and-personal experience of a place that only a walking tour can give.
The following walking tours are $5 per person. Most tours last 1 hour and 15 minutes, but can be altered to meet your group’s schedule. We can include admissions to museums and luncheons for an additional fee.
For more information, contact our tourism department at 800-450-4534, 317-639-4534 or firstname.lastname@example.org. (For information on tours for school groups, check our Field Trips & Tours page.)
Canal Walking Tour
The Central Canal, opened in 1839, was intended to provide water power to industries and move goods by linking Indianapolis with the Wabash and Erie Canal. It never happened and the state went bankrupt trying to construct the canal-system. Hear the canal story as you walk along the restored waterway, now part of the Indianapolis park system. We’ll stop at the U.S.S. Indianapolis Memorial, at the northern end of the canal, and the moving national memorial to U.S. Medal of Honor recipients accross from the Indiana State Museum.
Indiana War Memorials Walking Tour
Take this opportunity to discover the Soldiers and Sailors Monument and all seven blocks of the Indiana War Memorial Plaza Historic District, including the Indiana War Memorial, University Park, and much more. Learn what role Hoosiers have played in defending our freedom and how we choose to remember their sacrifices.
Historic Downtown Walking Tour
Discover the colorful heroes and heroines of Hoosier history as you walk along the streets of downtown Indianapolis. The walking tour takes you through our beautiful Capitol and gives you an up-close look at Monument Circle—the heart of the Circle City—and Circle Centre Mall. Discover the history of Indianapolis’s significant buildings and monuments as you familiarize yourself with the city skyline, and learn how the city became the new state capital.
Old Northside Walking Tour
Examine and distinguish architectural styles of the nineteenth century with a walking tour through the historic Old Northside neighborhood. Track the urban growth of Indianapolis in one of the city’s first suburbs, and learn to read and draw conclusions from chronological Sanborn maps. (Available March through September.)
Lockerbie Square Walking Tour
This small, completely restored historic district combines imposing and modest nineteenth-century houses. A walking tour through the historic Lockerbie Square neighborhood offers a three-dimensional lesson in history, architecture, urban settlements, restoration, and historic preservation.
City Market CatacombsTour
Indianapolis City Market and Indiana Landmarks have teamed up to stage tours of an unusual site usually hidden from public view. Our guided tour of the Catacombs shows you a Roman-looking expanse of brick arches beneath the outdoor Whistler Plaza of Indianapolis City Market. They're what remains of Tomlinson Hall, an imposing building whose main hall seated 3,500 people. Visit the Catacombs Tour page for more information.
Monument Circle Tour
Indiana Landmarks' guided tour around the physical and symbolic heart of Indianapolis tells the intriguing story of Monument Circle, past and present. Plese note: while groups of 10 or more must schedule a paid grop tour, individuals or groups of fewer than 10 people may wish to attend one of our free Monument Circle Tours. Visit the Monument Circle Tours page for full details.
Indiana Landmarks Center Tour
See the Indiana Landmarks Center at the former Central Avenue United Methodist Church. 45-minute tours highlight the history of the church and the building's endangered status before a multi-million dollar restoration transformed it into a spectacular new cultural venue and state headquarters for Indiana Landmarks. Please note: while groups of 10 or more must schedule a paid group tour, individuals or groups of fewer than 10 people may wish to attend one of our free Indiana Landmarks Center Tours. Visit the Indiana Landmarks Center Tours page for full details.