New Harmony was founded almost two hundred years ago first as a spiritual community, then as a haven for scholars, scientists, and educators whose visions of a utopian communal society gave rise to many progressive ideas and philosophies and inspired social change. We’d like to hear from all of you what your ideal vision of “Utopia” would be and why.
Historic New Harmony conducts guided walking tours at 10:00 AM and 2:00 PM daily, March 15 through October 31. Tours are conducted on weekends only, November 1 through December 31 at 10:00 AM and 2:00 PM. Tours at other times can be arranged. Tours begin at the award-winning Atheneum, which serves as Historic New Harmony's Visitors Center. The Atheneum is open year-round, 9:30 AM–5:00 PM, but is closed on Easter, Thanksgiving, Christmas Eve Day, Christmas Day, New Year's Eve Day and New Year's Day. New Harmony is located in the Central time zone. 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. Visitors should set aside approximately two hours for a typical tour.
Tours are $12.00 for adults, $10.00 for senior adults, $5.00 for children aged seven to seventeen, and complimentary for children under age seven. 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 $25.00. 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.
The Atheneum Tour, which includes the orientation film and Atheneum exhibits, is available for $3.00 per person. This tour is available throughout the year.
Ask about Historic New Harmony special programming. Special programming, if available, is included with the guided walking tours or can be purchased separately.
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 MeLissa Williams at 812.682.4474 or 800.231.2168, or firstname.lastname@example.org. Discounted group rates are available.