Cathedral Labyrinth and Sacred Garden
309 North Street, New Harmony, Indiana 47631
This outdoor site offers an opportunity to walk and meditate on an ancient single-path labyrinth. The pattern of this labyrinth duplicates the original at Chartres Cathedral, built in the 12th century near Paris, France. The Medieval Gothic Cathedrals across Europe often had labyrinths built into their floors. Their geometric pattern related to the unity of each cathedral’s design. The rose in the middle of the New Harmony cathedral labyrinth identifies its Chartres origin. Labyrinth designs have been used by humankind for over 4000 years in many cultural traditions, including Southwest Native Americans. The Cathedral Labyrinth is open free to the public 7 a.m. to 11 p.m., daily.