Friday, July 27

Indiana Landmarks offers free tours in downtown Indianapolis

Indiana Landmarks offers three free tours of downtown Indianapolis through October. The tours will be held on Fridays and Saturdays. Times are arrange to enable visitors to enjoy all three tours in a single day. Reservations are required for groups of 10 and more.

Discover Monument Circle
A guided walking tour exploring Circle City's Monument Circle, including the impressive Soldiers and Sailors Monument and the historic buildings that encircle it.

* Tours depart at 10 a.m. from South Bend Chocolate Company, 30 Monument Circle, and may be canceled during inclement weather.

Indiana Landmarks Center
A $20 million restoration turned a vacant 1890s church into the Indiana Landmarks Center's elegant theaters and reception halls. The story is shared of the landmark that once ranked as the state's largest Methodist church, and the people and changes that revitalized it as a cultural center.

* Tours begin at noon in the lobby of Indiana Landmarks Center, 1201 Central Avenue.

The Morris-Butler House
Built in 1865, the house was restored in the Victorian fashion in the 1960s.

* Tours begin at 1 and 2 p.m. at the towered house, 1204 North Park Avenue (immediately east of Indiana Landmarks Center).

Indiana Landmarks also offers the three tours, and other city walking tours, for $5/person with a $50 minimum charge on a day and time of your choosing.

For more information, visit
Elizabeth J. Musgrave is a syndicated fine-living columnist, travel writer, performing arts and restaurant critic. Catch her newest column, Infused at and and as Indy’s Entertainment Adviser on 93 WIBC. Gotta Go is published,, in M and Retired Living magazines and several newspapers: South Sider Voice, Indiana Weekender, New Palestine Reporter, Pendleton Times Reporter and Fortville-McCordsville Reporter. Follow her on Twitter @GottaGo, LinkedIn and Facebook.

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