Monument Circle Tours

The Landmark that Made Indianapolis the "Circle City"

Explore the heart of the city on a guided walking tour with Indiana Landmarks. Take in today’s thriving city center, as you uncover its hidden stories.

Monument Circle Tour

See the Circle Through New Eyes

NOTE: To help prevent the spread of COVID-19, we ask that tour participants who have not been vaccinated wear a face covering over their mouth and nose during the tour.

Monument Circle is the symbolic center of Indianapolis, popular with locals and tourists alike. But there’s much more to the Circle’s story than meets the eye.

You’ll explore the Soldiers & Sailors Monument and encircling landmarks, where guides will help you unravel the stories behind architecture and symbolism. Indianapolis visitors will experience one of the nation’s most beautiful public monuments and residents will gather fun tidbits to share with future guests.

The majority of this half-mile walking tour takes place outside. Tours run rain or shine, so wear comfortable shoes and dress for the weather. It is accessible for people using wheelchairs.

Select Saturdays, May through October

We offer Monument Circle tours on select Saturdays, May through October, departing at 10 a.m. In 2021, tours will be offered on the following dates:

May 8 and 22

June 12 and 26

July 10 and 24

August 14 and 28

September 11 and 25

October 9 and 23

Tours last approximately 60-minutes and depart from just outside the South Bend Chocolate Company Café, 30 Monument Circle

Parking: If you have good parking karma, hunt for a spot on the street, or choose one of the parking garages close to the Circle, in the flanking blocks on Pennsylvania, Illinois, and Ohio streets. If you’re price conscious, park in the Circle Centre garage, entering on the south side of Washington Street just west of Meridian Street.

PURCHASE TICKETS IN ADVANCE

The tour costs $10 per person age 12 and up; $8 per member of Indiana Landmarks; $5 per child (age 6-11); free for children age 5 and under (strollers welcome).

Secure your spot by purchasing tickets in advance via the form below, by visiting monumentcircletour2021.eventbrite.com, or by calling Indiana Landmarks, 317-639-4534 or reservations@indianalandmarks.org.

If you seek a refund for tickets purchased through Eventbrite, you will receive a partial refund as Eventbrite no longer refunds processing and service fees.


INCLEMENT WEATHER

The majority of this half-mile walking tour takes place outside. Tours run rain or shine, so wear comfortable shoes and dress for the weather. If a tour must be cancelled due to impending inclement weather, Indiana Landmarks will refund the reservation or exchange tickets for a later date. Ticketholders will be contacted via email regarding these decisions by 8 a.m. on the morning of the scheduled tour. 

Please address any questions to tourism@indianalandmarks.org or 317-639-4534.

Another time? We offer Monument Circle tours for groups, arranged for the date and time of your choosing. Visit the Indianapolis Group Tours & Field Trips page for full details.