Explore the evolution of an Indianapolis landmark from a German clubhouse to a hub of modern urban life on guided tours with Indiana Landmarks and the Athenaeum Foundation.
The Athenaeum, built in 1894 and 1898 as Das Deutsche Haus, remains true to the “sound mind in a sound body” ethos of its freethinker German founders. Author Kurt Vonnegut’s architect grandfather’s firm Vonnegut & Bohn designed the German gymnasium and clubhouse, which the author declared his favorite of all of his ancestor’s works. Anxious to preserve their culture, and accustomed to clubs, German-Americans created societies for music, recreation and social activity, political andView more
The tour costs $10 per person age 12 and up; $8 per member of Indiana Landmarks; $5 per child (age 6-11); and is free for children ages 5 and under.
INDIVIDUAL DATES & TIMES*
- May 19, 2021 at 05:45 pm - 07:00 pm (Wed)
- Jun 16, 2021 at 05:45 pm - 07:00 pm (Wed)
- Jul 11, 2021 at 01:45 pm - 03:00 pm (Sun)
- Jul 21, 2021 at 05:45 pm - 07:00 pm (Wed)
- Aug 8, 2021 at 01:45 pm - 03:00 pm (Sun)
- Aug 18, 2021 at 05:45 pm - 07:00 pm (Wed)
- Sep 22, 2021 at 05:45 pm - 07:00 pm (Wed)
- Oct 20, 2021 at 05:45 pm - 07:00 pm (Wed)
401 E Michigan St, Indianapolis, IN 46204
Coronavirus (COVID-19) Update
To help prevent the spread of COVID-19, the number of available tickets will be limited to allow for appropriate social distancing. All tour participants must wear a face covering over their mouth and nose at all times during a tour.