Lots of shops, eateries and places to stay are open — but not everything is. Schedules remain in flux as the virus news changes. Some have limited hours/days. We recommend checking with the particular business or venue to help you plan.
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Our festivals and other noteworthy events are back in 2021! You won’t want to miss a single one of the Festivals in Utopia! Kunstfest – New Harmony’s largest festival of the year – September 18-19, 2021. Arts in Harmony Festival – October 16-17, 2021 Dulcimer Chautauqua on the Wabash, October 14-17th MerryMeeting Show, A Directory Artisans Show – November 6, 2021 Christmas in New Harmony Festival – December 4-5, 2021 New Harmony Christmas Home Tour – December 5, 2021 The Big Christmas Party – December 11, 2021 AND SO MUCH MORE! Keep watching the site for new events. The Annual… Read More»
New Harmony, Indiana – Businesses and community leaders in New Harmony have banded together to create a blueprint for a safety-focused reopening of the town’s tourism economy following the recent quarantine. Businesses in the community are displaying safety precautions on the storefront windows and business owners and their employees are being intentional about making sure they are prepared. In addition, businesses are providing personal protective equipment, disinfecting regularly, and limiting the number of customers in certain spaces. “Our community is in a unique position to welcome visitors back to reengage. They can easily maintain social distance and feel safe here…. Read More»
Inside and out, New Harmony is delightful from season-to-season. Whether you’re enjoying the quaint beauty of our historic buildings, savoring the distinctive restaurants, browsing the shops, watching a coffee roasting, participating in a cooking class, taking in the wonder of the Roofless Church, walking the labyrinths, attending one of our many events, or using the facilities at Harmonie State Park, we predict our welcoming community will earn a spot on your top ten places to visit. Many claim New Harmony is a utopia. Johann Georg Rapp and his Harmonie Society founded Harmonie on the Wabash in 1814. The Harmonists called… Read More»
The Yellow Tavern is a well-loved institution in New Harmony. It’s a place where you are sure to see friends – old and new- and have your favorite food served up by a quick and friendly staff. I am always debating between my two favorites when I order – so I never give the rest of the menu a glance. Sad but true. That’s why I was surprised to hear my husband order a brat with kraut. Wow, I thought that was just on the menu at a few restaurants on the westside of Evansville. When our food arrived the… Read More»
I can’t paint, but watching others who can is a captivating experience. For that reason, one of my favorite times of year in New Harmony is when the First Brush of Spring Plein Air Paintout takes place. It is a joyous and endlessly fascinating few days. This year, April 14-17, 2021, the artists come to town to participate in this annual event. 150 or more travel from near and far to put paint to canvas (or pastels to paper, or whatever their choice of artistic medium might be). They scatter about, scanning locales around town for inspiration. Some will settle… Read More»
The MacLeod Barn Abbey stands peaceful and serene at the edge of historic New Harmony, Indiana. Surrounded by a palette of green, standing by the Wabash River, the Barn Abbey is a place for fellowship, reunions, and retreats. Every year the Barn Abbey hosts a multitude of different organizations and personal reunions. University of Southern Indiana hosts weekends away for their diversity projects and center for communal studies program. The Ropewalk Reading Series has spent their winter retreats at the Barn Abbey. Several local families have spent weekends at the Barn Abbey for their yearly family gatherings. Why is it… Read More»
Golf Carts are the primary mode of transportation for those who live in New Harmony. On your next visit consider renting a golf cart and join the fun. Travel the idyllic streets of the community. There’s only one street in town you can’t golf cart on — Church Street (because it is also Indiana Route 66). Other than that, the streets welcome golf carts and there are also miles of trails along the Wabash River and surrounding countryside — all are golf cart friendly! Contact information for golf cart rentals is available here.
New Harmony offers a number of options for you to enjoy the best beverage of your choice while soaking up the unique ambience of this historic community. Start your morning at Black Lodge Coffee Roasters. At this small batch coffee roastery and coffee shop on the town’s main drag, an expert barista will hand pour beautiful latte art on your freshly brewed cup of Joe. Sip some Healing Honeysuckle tea or drink a Sweetie Pie Chai. Glug down a White Chocolate Hot Chocolate. Select one of Black Lodge’s signature brews like The Harmonist Latte or The Simplicity. Participate in a… Read More»
Looking for fun places to go with kids? Add New Harmony, Indiana to your list of family vacation ideas. Whether you’re making a day trip or an extended stay, you will find plenty to see and do. Take a seat in the Oculus where, inside one of the two small log cabins on West Street, a camera obscura has been created. Learn about its background from the plaque outside, then enter, shut the door, sit down, and wait for your eyes to adjust as the outside is magically projected on the inside walls and ceiling. Experience this optical phenomenon to understand how and why… Read More»
From early Spring to sometime in October, the New Harmony Farmers and Artisans Market Is a don’t-miss destination on Saturday mornings from 9:00 to 12:00. On the front lawn of the Working Men’s Institute at 407 Tavern Street, New Harmony, Indiana, you will find farmers and artisans selling fresh produce, herbs, flowers, eggs, baked goods, jams, jellies, art pieces, textiles, lotions, soap, and more. Grab your pocketbook and welcome back our wonderful vendors! It’s THE place to be on Saturday morning. It’s part commerce, part camaraderie, always a great place to see locals and greet out-of-towners. See you there!
As a resident of New Harmony, Indiana, I see the town from the inside out. We live and breathe our little town here. Our residents value our small town roots. Did you know it was settled in the early 1800s? Because of its traditions you will find artists, weavers, painters, potters, and everything in between. But it’s not simply the traditional craftsmanship that you will find in our utopia, it’s the feeling of community. Our town draws people in because of its peaceful beauty, unique spirit, and authenticity. In New Harmony we look after each other, and that doesn’t simply… Read More»
Are you experiencing cabin fever? Tired of your house and your local surroundings? Itching to experience new scenery and embrace new experiences? Many of us won’t be hopping on an airplane any time soon, but after so many cancelled outings and untaken vacations in the Spring 0f 2020, we’re ready for a change. Come explore New Harmony! Whether you are ready to get out now or are simply planning ahead for when the moment is right, start laying the groundwork for an epic road trip (or even just a short visit) to New Harmony, Indiana. We’re so close, yet a… Read More»
The picturesque historic town of New Harmony is always ready for its close-up. Locals and visitors alike find plenty of reasons to whip out cameras or smart phones to capture the magic that abounds in this extraordinary little town. We start nearly every morning by peeking outside to see the conditions that await us. Blue skies with interesting clouds? Fabulous! Fog? We run out the door to snap away at the misty beauty. Snow? Grab the coat and head out to see where nature’s white winter blanket has transformed the landscape. Clear skies? That’s bound to mean we’ll find people… Read More»
An Article By Chellsie Parker | May 7, 2020 at 10:05 PM CDT – Updated May 7 at 10:05 PM POSEY CO., Ind. (WFIE) – New Harmony is a historic tourism spot in the southern part of Indiana, and the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic is changing the way that people who live there do business. In this small town, the streets are usually filled with families popping into local shops. Although since COVID-19 happened, businesses have had to find the strength to keep going. “Our business owners have been very tight-knit and they’ve persevered,” Andrew Wilson, a member of New Harmony’s… Read More»
You are starting to plan your wedding and one of the first items you need to check off the list is the venue. Southern Indiana has many options for venues, but none that can compare to the beauty of getting married in New Harmony, Indiana. Whether you are looking to get married inside or outside, or if you are having a large or small wedding, there are over 16 areas in New Harmony you can hold your ceremony. In no particular order, here are a few of the Best Places for Weddings in New Harmony: Roofless Church Many engaged couples… Read More»