University of Southern Indiana
Atheneum Visitors Center

Atheneum Visitors Center

Located at 401 N. Arthur Street New Harmony, IN 47631

Designed by internationally acclaimed architect Richard Meier, the Atheneum has received numerous design awards, including the Progressive Architecture Award for 1979, the American Institute of Architects Award in 1982, and the Twenty-five Year Award in 2008. The stunning building, which serves as the Visitors Center for New Harmony, houses exhibits on the communal history of New Harmony, a large theater where an orientation film on the town is shown, and the Museum Shop. Many of the galleries, as well as the observation deck overlooking the town and the Wabash River, can be used for receptions, small meetings, and cocktail events.

The Atheneum will be closed January and February. It will reopen March 1, 2019 and hours of operation will be 9:30am- 5:00pm daily excluding Thanksgiving, Christmas Eve, Christmas Day, the day after Christmas, New Year's Eve, New Year's Day, and Easter. New Harmony is located in the Central time zone.

Daily 1 p.m. historic tours will resume on March 15, 2019. 

Historic New Harmony Experience Coordinator, Claire Eagle, at 812-682-4488, 800-231-2168 or  for availability.

Atheneum Floor Plan

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