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A group learns about the Harmonist gardens on a tour

Historic Tours

Due to the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic, the University of Southern Indiana has enacted safety measures for University properties.

Guided tours of the historic sites will resume at 1 p.m. Saturday, July 11. Entry to some sites may be limited to allow for safe physical distancing. Cleaning routines of public spaces and the trams will be increased, and limits to capacity in buildings will be enforced to encourage physical distancing. All visitors will be required to wear face coverings. Masks will be for sale at the Atheneum and gallery.

The safety of the residents, visitors and staff is of the utmost importance to the University of Southern Indiana and we appreciate your understanding during this time. For full details and additional requirements for tours and reopening please visit:

Tour Information
Historic New Harmony conducts guided tours starting from the Atheneum Visitors Center at 1:00 p.m. daily, March 15 - October 31. For the months of November and December, tours will only be given at 1:00 p.m. on the weekend (Saturday and Sunday). Tours are not conducted on the following days: Thanksgiving, Christmas Eve, Christmas Day, the day after Christmas, New Year's Eve, New Year's Day, and Easter.

Special tours with special pricing can be arranged for other times time. Contact Paul Goodman, New Harmony Experience Coordinator at 812-682-4488 or .

The Atheneum Visitor Center will be closed starting December 23rd and will reopen on March 1st. Daily 1 p.m. tours will resume on March 15, 2021. 

Tour tickets may be purchased at the Atheneum Visitors Center, 401 N. Arthur St. (corner of North and Arthur Streets). Information on ticket sales and scheduling tours can be obtained by calling 812-682-4474 or 800-231-2168.

Tours include an orientation film at the Atheneum/Visitors Center, Atheneum exhibits, special programming (if available) and access to numerous historic sites and special exhibits. Visitors should set aside approximately two hours for a typical tour.

Tours are $15 for adults, $12 for senior adults (60 years-old and up), $5 for children aged six to seventeen, and complimentary for children under age six. Non-USI students can show a College I.D. and take a tour for $5.  Discounts are available for AAA members, members of the National Trust for Historic Preservation, and students. A family ticket (members residing in the same household) is available for $30. Complimentary tours are available to students, faculty, and staff of the University of Southern Indiana and to residents of New Harmony. Identification will be requested.

Tours of the Atheneum which includes the watching the film and several exhibits are available to the public through a donation. 

Ask about Historic New Harmony special programming. Special programming, if available, is included with the guided walking tours or can be purchased separately.

Children under the age of 18 must be accompanied by an adult. *this policy complies with the University of Southern Indiana's Child Protection Policy. 

Information for Groups
Historic New Harmony will gladly customize a tour for a group’s interest and schedule. The history of New Harmony, its architecture, early community living, Victorian life, and geology are just a few of the topics that can be interpreted by our trained staff. Tours can be adapted to meet the needs of various age groups. Guided walking tours are available, as well as “step-on” or tour bus/van-based guided tours. For “step-on” tours, a trained interpreter will join guests on their tour bus, which can either stop at a number of historic sites or merely tour past them.

Groups interested in visiting Historic New Harmony should contact Contact Paul Goodman, New Harmony Experience Coordinator at 812-682-4488 or . Discounted group rates are available.

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