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Walking Tour of the Historic Athens Asylum

June 15 @ 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm

Tour the famous Athens Asylum, the largest building in Ohio when it was constructed. Meet at the Kennedy Museum of Art, in front of the large Kirkbride Building of the Athens Asylum at 2pm on Saturday, June 15th.

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 cottages and historic buildings, the renowned landscaped grounds, historic cemeteries, and the evolution of mental health treatment from the inception of this storied institution until its closure more than a quarter century ago.  It is the last historic asylum complex still intact in the state of Ohio.

Tickets are $20 for non-members and $10 for students. Spaces are limited.

For more information or to reserve a space on the tour contact the Southeast Ohio History Center at 740-592-2280 or stop in at 24 West State Street in Athens, Ohio. Be sure to dress for the weather. Tour will meet in front of the Kennedy Museum of Art (Lin Hall).

For more information contact:

Tom O’Grady

Southeast Ohio History Center

24 West State Street

Athens, Ohio 45701




June 15
2:00 pm - 4:00 pm
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Athens Asylum at the Ridges
100 Ridges Circle
Athens, OH 45701 United States
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Southeast Ohio History Center
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