Walking Tour of the Historic Athens Asylum
Tour the famous Athens Asylum. Meet at the Kennedy Museum of Art, in front of the large Kirkbride Building of the Athens Asylum.
George Eberts, long time Asylum employee and local expert on the Athens Asylum, will be leading an outdoor walking tour of the historic Asylum grounds and buildings. His insights on patient treatment throughout the asylum’s 150-year existence are peppered with stories, personal anecdotes, and hidden locations throughout the grounds.
Learn about the history of the famed Kirkbride and other old buildings, the renowned landscaped grounds, historic cemeteries, and the evolution of mental health treatment from the inception of this storied institution until its closure a quarter century ago.
Tickets are $20 each and spaces are limited. Tickets must be purchased in advance online or at the Southeast Ohio History Center.
For more information or to reserve a space on the tour contact the Southeast Ohio History Center at 740-592-2280 or online atwww.athenshistory.org. Tickets can be purchased at the History Center at 24 West State Street in Athens.
Be sure to dress for the weather. Tour will meet in front of the Kennedy Museum of Art.
* Please confirm directly with the promoter or box office to ensure event details have not changed.
Kennedy Museum of Art
100 Ridges Circle
Athens, OH 45701