Guided Group Building Tours

We would be happy to provide your group with a daytime or evening tour of this National Historic Landmark. The Athenaeum Foundation partners with Indiana Landmarks to offer guided tours of the building. Contact Indiana Landmarks at 317-639-4534 or click the link below

Public Building Tours

Indiana Landmarks offers Athenaeum tours.

Tours last approximately one hour and depart from the lobby of the Athenaeum, 401 East Michigan Street, Indianapolis. Enter using the west wing doors and walk up the stairs, or use the Rathskeller entrance and ride the elevator to the lobby, adjacent to Coat Check Coffee.

Self-Guided & Online Tours

You can see photos and learn about the history of the building by visiting From A to Me, an online trip through the Athenaeum. This educational experience is also available in-person, as a self-guided walking tour. Bring your smartphone or tablet next time you visit, and follow the QR codes posted throughout the building. Free QR code reader apps are available for download. Take your time exploring and learning at your own pace.