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Civil War Trail

This trail is a collection of the last known resting places, monuments and architectural icons related to the brave men and women of Lake and Porter counties who sacrificed during this most pivotal era in history. Indiana contributed more than 200,000 Union troops to the Civil War effort between 1861 and 1865, and hundreds of those veterans are buried in the cemeteries of Northwest Indiana along the South Shore of Lake Michigan.

The South Shore Civil War Memorial Trail serves as a guide for visitors who want to see and pay respect to the veterans' historic burial grounds and learn the stories of humanity behind the Calumet Region men in blue.

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    Historic Maplewood Cemetery

    347 Maple Ln.
    Crown Point, IN 46307

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    Maplewood Cemetery

    Off of C.R. 150 N
    Valparaiso, IN 46385

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    Lowell Memorial Cemetery

    1341 E. Commercial Ave.
    Lowell, IN 46356

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    Merrillville Cemetery

    Off of E. 73rd Ave.
    Merrillville, IN 46410

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    Oak Hill Cemetery

    6445 Hohman Ave.
    Hammond, IN 46323

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    Salem Cemetery

    751 W. 350 S.
    Hebron, IN 46341

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    Memorial Opera House

    104 Indiana St.
    Valparaiso, IN 46383
    (219) 548-9137

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    Merrillville -Ross Township Historical Museum

    13 W. 73rd Ave.
    Merrillville, IN 46410
    (219) 756-2042

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    Old Lake County Courthouse

    Joliet St. and Main St.
    Crown Point, IN 46307

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    Porter County Museum of History

    153 Franklin St.
    Valparaiso, IN 46383
    (219) 465-3595

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    Hesston Steam Museum

    1201 E. 1000 N.
    LaPorte, IN 46350
    (219) 778-2783

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