Happy Hour: Indianapolis City Market Catacombs Tour with Indiana Owned

Jul 12, 2022 @ 5:30 pm - 8:00 pm

Explore the City Market Catacombs on this relaxed, adults-only tour, presented by Indiana Owned, Indiana Landmarks, Indianapolis City Market, and Tomlinson Tap Room.

Join us at Tomlinson Tap Room and grab a beverage before your guided tour of the Catacombs! The Catacombs don’t have bones or crypts—at least none that we know of. But you will see scores of brick barrel-vaulted arches and experience two pieces of historic Indianapolis. The Catacombs are what remains of Tomlinson Hall (1886), an imposing building whose main hall seated more than 3,500 people. Tomlinson Hall burned in January 1958. The city took down the remains later that year and today an arch from the hall is all that remains above ground. The Catacombs are NOT open to the public. You must have a ticket to take this guided tour.

Each tour is about 30 minutes. Networking will take place at Tomlinson Tap Room before and after exploring the Catacombs. Come early to purchase food from Mambo’s Cheesesteak Grill or Mauricio’s Pizzeria both open until 6:00 pm. A drink of your choice from Tomlinson Tap Room is included in the ticket price, you can purchase additional drafts for $2 off! Ask for your drink in a plastic cup to take with you on the tour!


BEFORE YOUR PURCHASE A TICKET, PLEASE NOTE: These tours are not accessible for those with mobility or respiratory issues. The Catacombs feature uneven dirt floors and are a musty, sometimes damp area. All participants must review and sign a waiver before the tour. Tourgoers must wear a face covering over their mouth and nose when in the Catacombs, due to air quality (outside pandemic recommendations). Closed-toe shoes that can get dusty are encouraged.

*Tomlinson Tap Room is located on the mezzanine level of the Indianapolis City Market.

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