Athens Asylum Walking Tour

Date(s) - October 31, 2018
12:00 pm - 6:15 pm

The Athens Asylum Walking Tour

George Eberts, an expert on the history of the Athens Asylum or “The Ridges,” will lead an outdoor walking tour of the asylum grounds. The tour will last approximately two hours. Due to Ohio University restrictions, access to the inside of the buildings is limited, but you can tour the main entryway seen in the picture as well as the Kennedy Museum.
George will captivate you with his depth of knowledge as well as tell you the real stories of what life was like for the residents, as well as the staff, at the Asylum.


Tickets are $12.00 with a Southeast Ohio History Center membership or $15.00 each for 12 and over. You can call us to prepay your tickets with a credit/debit card or stop in the gift shop to pay cash prior to the tour. If you need to mail in a check to pay for tickets, the address is: Southeast Ohio History Center, Attn: Gift shop, 24 W. State Street, Athens, Ohio 45701. Payment must be received prior to the day of your tour.
REFUND POLICY- Refunds will be given only under the following circumstances:
• Requests that are pre-paid and made at least 48 Hours prior to tour.
• Active lightening storms- you will be given either tickets to attend another tour of your choice, or, ticket price will be refunded. Rain DOES NOT cancel the tours- please bring appropriate rain/weather gear.
• Level 2 or higher snow emergency.
Due to the popularity of tours preregistration is available. Call 740-592-2280 and press 1 for the gift shop to reserve your tickets! Tours do sell out regularly, so please reserve your tickets prior to the tour.
For more information or to purchase tickets for the Asylum Tour, call The Southeast Ohio History Center at 740-592-2280 and choose option 1.
This is an outdoor walking tour and will cover the entire loop of the grounds including the cemeteries so if you have small children, bring a stroller!

The Ridges