City Market Catacombs Tours 2019

City Market Catacombs Tours 2019

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Indianapolis City Market and Indiana Landmarks 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 City Market.

The Catacombs qualify as both a ruin and a redevelopment opportunity. They’re what remains of Tomlinson Hall, an imposing building whose main hall seated 3,500 people. Dietrich Bohlen designed the hall in 1886 to complement his earlier work at City Market. He also designed Indiana Landmarks’ Morris-Butler House. Tomlinson Hall burned in January 1958, turning Market Street into an icy lake as firefighters battled the blaze. The city took down the remains later that year. Our Catacombs don’t contain bones or crypts—at least none that we know of—but rather scores of brick barrel-vaulted arches that remain from what was the basement of Tomlinson Hall.

TOUR SCHEDULE
We offer Catacombs tours first and third Saturdays, May through October 2019, with an additional date the last Saturday in October. Tours run at 10am, 10:30am, 11am, 11:30am, 12pm, 12:30pm, and 1pm on the following dates:

May 4 and 18
June 1 and 15
July 6 and 20
August 3 and 17
September 7 and 21
October 5, 19, and 26

The tour lasts approximately 30 minutes and departs from Whistler Plaza, the west plaza of City Market. In the event of bad weather, look for the check-in table inside the West Wing rather than on the plaza.

TICKETS*
$12 per person(age 12 & up); $6 per child(age 6-11)
$10 per member of Indiana Landmarks, and $5 per child of a member
Free for children age 5 and under (no strollers)
*Tickets must be purchased in advance.click for details

Tags: special interest



Event Details

Date: September 21, 2019
Time: 10:00am - 1:15pm

This event also occurs on 10/05/2019, 10/19/2019, 10/26/2019

Location:
City Market
222 E Market St
Indianapolis IN 46204

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Contact:
Indiana Landmarks
(800) 450-4534


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