Historic Tours of New Harmony
The Atheneum/Visitors Center will remain open year round! Tickets may be purchased at the Atheneum/Visitors Center, located at the corner of North and Arthur Streets in New Harmony.
It is open seven days a week from 9:30 am to 5:00 pm, and is closed on Easter Sunday, Thanksgiving, Christmas Eve, Christmas Day, New Year’s Eve, and New Year’s Day.
Tours of the historic sites leave from the Atheneum/Visitors Center at 10:00 am and 2:00 pm. Your experience also includes an orientation film, shown every hour in a special auditorium.
The tour focuses on the Harmonist period of the town’s development and includes the David Lenz House, the West Street Log Cabins, Community House No. 2, the Salomon Wolf House, and the Victorian Doctor’s Office.
Additional tour destinations include the Fauntleroy House, the Maxmilian-Bodmer Exhibit, the 1830 Owen House, the Keppler House and Thrall’s Opera House, which reflect on the Owen Community and the Victorian era in New Harmony’s history.
Group tours are available by appointment. Contact the Atheneum/Visitors Center at 1(800)-231-2168 or 1(812)-682-4474 for more information.
About the Atheneum
The Atheneum (Visitors Center) was designed by internationally-known architect Richard Meier in the 1970s.
The name “Atheneum” is derived from the Greek Athenaion, a temple in Athens dedicated to Athena, goddess of wisdom and the arts.
It serves as a welcome center to visitors of New Harmony seeking intellectual stimulation and spiritual renewal, and houses historical exhibits, a gift shop and an observation deck.