401 N. Arthur St.
New Harmony Indiana 47631United States
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Historic New Harmony walking tours are an essential introduction to the unique history and architecture of this tiny Utopian community.
For first-time visitors, Historic New Harmony walking tours offer an outstanding overview of the community's rich history and architecture. The tour starts at the surprisingly modern Atheneum visitors center, where guests watch an orientation film and see a diorama of the town as it existed during the time of Harmonist settlement. Afterward, guides lead the way to many key sites in the tiny town, such as restored Harmonist homes, the Rapp-Owen granary and Thrall's Opera House. Along the way, tourists will see a kid-friendly diorama show and explore some of New Harmony's mysteries. Tours, which take about two hours, run daily spring through fall, and on weekends only during winter. Admission charged, with a nice discount for families.