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The Atheneum

New Harmony, IN
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Friendly Staff and interesting place

You can rent golf carts and pedelcarts to tour New Harmony from here. There is information about... read more

Reviewed 4 days ago
Zionsville, Indiana
Most interesting for architecture buffs

This 1979 Richard Meier modernist structure certainly stands out among New Harmony’s historic... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
West Lafayette
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Famed architect Richard Meier designed this museum that is dedicated to the history of New Harmony.
  • Excellent56%
  • Very good25%
  • Average10%
  • Poor8%
  • Terrible1%
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Reviewed 4 days ago

You can rent golf carts and pedelcarts to tour New Harmony from here. There is information about the city and tours that start from here. I would recommend walking the town if you can. It is interesting to see everything and the best way is...More

Thank Rabbitdave
Reviewed 1 week ago

This 1979 Richard Meier modernist structure certainly stands out among New Harmony’s historic structures. Fortunately, it’s at the edge of town, with not quite a view of the Wabash River. We’d visited decades ago and saw an introductory film upstairs on a large screen. This...More

Thank Mack3065
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

The building itself is unique. You could say it sticks out in an odd way in relation to the rest of the town. You can take a tour of the structure that includes a video on the history and origins of New Harmony. If you...More

1  Thank Heath G
Reviewed June 12, 2017

The architecture of the Atheneum warrants a visit on its own, but inside you'll find wonderful resources for understanding the history, purpose, layout, etc. of New Harmony in its Utopian incarnations. You can look around on your own, but the film and guided explanation of...More

Thank Deb T
Reviewed June 11, 2017 via mobile

Very quiet and interesting place. The food was real good , I think the room was nice but a little over price. We got golf cart to use to look at the town . Had good time.

Thank Alann W
Reviewed January 4, 2017

The design of this visitors center is amazing. However, after paying the fee to see the intro film, the actual museum area was pretty disappointing. The theater design is amazing, but the film is fairly brief. We were most disappointed that we weren't able to...More

1  Thank Monica R
Reviewed November 27, 2016

The walking tours of New Harmony begin at the Atheneum and are done with a oversized golf cart. The beginning of the tour is a film at the Atheneum as well as a walking tour thru the building which is quite interesting. This one is...More

Thank FrontierJ
Reviewed November 24, 2016

Although the Atheneum is the visitor's center/museum for New Harmony, I was disappointed with the lack of history in comparison to the price visitors are forced to pay just to receive a tour. Given that there is a lack of history inside of the Atheneum,...More

Thank Aleisha J
Reviewed September 12, 2016

Start here to get an overview of what to see in New Harmony, Learn about the founding by the Harmonists and what they believed.

Thank Lewis B
Reviewed September 1, 2016

We did not stay or pay to see inside the historical buildings of the Harmonist and Owenite sites. . I thought the price for the tour even with a Senior Discount was too high. It was a walking tour and did not start until 1PM....More

1  Thank Apopka1564
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