Walking Tour of the Historic Athens Asylum

Date(s) - October 18, 2015
4:00 pm - 6:00 pm

The Ridges - Guided Asylum Tour

Walking Tour of the Historic Athens Asylum

     Tour the famous Athens Asylum. Meet at the Kennedy Museum of Art, in front of the large Kirkbride Building of the Athens Asylum.

Sunday, October 18, 4:00 to 6:00 PM


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 old buildings, the renowned landscaped grounds, historic cemeteries, and the evolution of mental health treatment from the inception of this storied institution until its closure a quarter century ago.


Tickets are $15 and spaces are limited.


For more information or to reserve a space on the tour contact the Athens County Historical Society and Museum at 740-592-2280. Be sure to dress for the weather. Tour will meet in front of Lin Hall (the Kennedy Museum of Art).




Tom O’Grady

Athens County Historical Society and Museum

65 North Court Street

Athens, Ohio  45701



Kennedy Museum of Art