Harmony of past and present
You don't know quintessential small town living until you've visited historic New Harmony. It was first occupied by the Harmonists in 1814, a self-sufficient religious community responsible for many log and brick buildings still standing today. Sold in 1825, the new owner of New Harmony sought to build a utopian community focused on education and social equality. The importance of education and the arts are still prominent today in this storybook town. New Harmony is a destination city for anyone visiting or living in southwestern Indiana. You'll only find local fare and shops, and you'll stay at inns and bed & breakfasts. There's plenty to do, from a self-guided smartphone walking tour of public art and architecture to strolling brick streets lined with antique shops. Whether you're new here or know your way around here, you should take a trip here.