Stories From New Harmony


New Harmony Businesses Now Open

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. The A.C. Thomas House Bed & Breakfast Inn is open. Reservations must be made at least 24 hours in advance ( ) and the number of unrelated guests is being limited for social distancing. Breakfast times are staggered and special protocols are being followed. American Legion: Tuesday through Thursday- Noon-9pm; Friday – Noon-midnight; Sat – 11 am to midnight;… Read More»

Visiting New Harmony

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»

New Harmony – Creating a Blueprint for Safety-Focused Reopening of its Tourism Economy

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»

New Harmony – A Historic Utopia

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»

For the Love of Bratwurst, Sauerkraut and Beer

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»

COVID-19 Impact on Festivals

Our “Christmas in New Harmony” event, which would normally focus activities on the first weekend in December, has been retooled for 2020. This year, Christmas in New Harmony will be a season spanning November 27th – December 25th, rather than an “event”. Robin Lewis and her committee and volunteers have been hard at work reconfiguring the elements of the event to facilitate social distancing and other safety measures. As a result, some of the activities that have been included previously (vendors in the Ribeyre Event Center and the Granary, the Christmas Home Tour, the morning parade, Candyland, the Big Party)… Read More»


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