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Athens Asylum Tour, June 18th 2-4pm
June 18, 2017 @ 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm$15.00
George Eberts, long time Asylum employee and local expert on the Athens Asylum, will be leading an outdoor walking tour of the historic Athens Asylum grounds and buildings. His insights on patient treatment throughout the asylum’s 140-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. It is the last historic asylum complex still intact in the state of Ohio.
Tickets are $15 and spaces are limited.