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Roofless Church

New Harmony, IN
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Ranked #2 of 10 Attractions in New Harmony
Type: Religious Sites, Cultural
Owner description: Unique open-to-the-air church, designed by Philip Cortelyou Johnson, features a walled garden...
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Type: Religious Sites, Cultural
Owner description: Unique open-to-the-air church, designed by Philip Cortelyou Johnson, features a walled garden measuring 130 X 230 feet and a magnificent 50-foot dome resembling Ibscacan architecture.
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Stamford, CT
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85 reviews 85 reviews
42 attraction reviews
79 helpful votes 79 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 13, 2014

A peaceful spot in a peaceful town. Go and sit. They want me to keep writing, but that's really it. Simple.

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Houston, TX
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3 attraction reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 7, 2014

A must see if you are near New Harmony. Very peaceful and serene. We were there on a Monday and we were the only ones there.

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Philadelphia, PA
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259 reviews 259 reviews
77 attraction reviews
98 helpful votes 98 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 22, 2014

With all the old trees surrounding this "church", the visit was very serene. I wish I would have researched it before I went, as I was clueless at the time of the visit.

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New Harmony, Indiana
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13 reviews 13 reviews
5 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 16, 2014

When visiting New Harmony, this is a must stop and see and experience. The space is lovely and tranquil and of the Lipschitz Sculpture...well there is a smaller version positioned just outside the entrance to the Sistine Chapel! Utterly amazing!

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Crawfordsville, Indiana
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27 reviews 27 reviews
8 attraction reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 30, 2014

Visited in the afternoon and again at night. The church structure has Many different moods depending upon the light, time of day etc. Great place for reflection. At night, we came upon a candle light engagement celebration.

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Hawesville, Kentucky
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10 reviews 10 reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 17, 2014

Nice place to see. We walked there on a beautiful sunny day and thought it was neat. I wouldn't drive out of my way to see it but if you are in New Harmony you should stop by.

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Owensboro, Kentucky
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8 reviews 8 reviews
3 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 15, 2014

Need to stop and check this out. Its an interesting structure and its kind of in the middle of a garden with brick walls around the area and couple entry ways. Just a few blocks from the New Harmony Inn.

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Lafayette, Indiana
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23 reviews 23 reviews
11 attraction reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 11, 2014

Like much of New Harmony, it's an unexpected surprise. It's a great place for taking photos. New Harmony is full of outdoor art, and this is one of many. We were lucky enough to watch a wedding there on one visit, but it's a must whenever you visit this amazing town full of history, art, and symmetry

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New Harmony, Indiana
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69 reviews 69 reviews
14 attraction reviews
34 helpful votes 34 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 27, 2013

New Harmony is a small, quaint town with a rich history. Fortunately it was preserved and enhanced over time due to several benefactors who contributed to much of what stands today, including The Roofless Church. Not everyone will appreciate this unusual structure designed and built by Philip Johnson over 50 years ago, but there are many who will. It is... More 

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Christiansburg, Virginia
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336 reviews 336 reviews
73 attraction reviews
128 helpful votes 128 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 26, 2013

We stumbled on this structure while making a walking tour of New Harmony. My impression was an architect had fortuitously found a philanthropist to allow him to build an architectural curiosity. It's something Dr. Seuss might have created.

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