Welcome to New Harmony
In southwest Indiana, the Wabash River forms the border with Illinois. Beside it, south of I-64, captivating New Harmony is the site of two early communal-living experiments and is worth a visit. In the early 19th century, a German Christian sect, the Harmonists, developed a sophisticated town here while awaiting the Second Coming. Later, the British utopian Robert Owen acquired the town.
Today, New Harmony retains an air of contemplation, if not otherworldliness, which you can experience at attractions such as the eye-popping Atheneum, the Roofless Church and the spooky Labyrinth.