University of Southern Indiana
Atheneum Visitors Center

Atheneum Visitors Center

Keeping our Visitors and Staff Safe: COVID 19

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

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:

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 starting December 18 and reopen March 1, 2022 and hours of operation will be 9:30am-5:00pm Tuesday-Sunday, excluding Thanksgiving and Easter. New Harmony is located in the Central time zone.

Historic New Harmony Experience Coordinator, Paul Goodman, at 812-682-4488 or  for availability.

Atheneum Floor Plan

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