Next Athens Asylum Tour scheduled for Sunday, October 9, 2016

ALL ASYLUM TOURS WILL BE HELD ON THE THIRD SUNDAY OF EACH MONTH FROM 2:00PM-4:00PM UNLESS OTHERWISE NOTED

Tours start from the main steps of the Kennedy center located at the top of North Ridge Drive. 100 Ridges Circle is the address for Garmin and navigation tools.

Tickets are $10.00 with an ACHS&M membership or $15.00 each for 12 and over. You can call us to prepay your tickets with a credit/debit card or bring cash to the tour. This is an outside walking tour and will cover the entire loop of the grounds including the cemeteries so if you have small children, bring a stroller!

For more information or to purchase tickets, call ACHS&M at 740-592-2280

Tour dates are:

Saturday, September 17th 2-4pm (SOLD OUT)

Sunday, September 18th. 2-4pm   (SOLD OUT)

Sunday, October 9, 2-4pm  (SOLD OUT)

Sunday, October 16th, 2-4pm    (SOLD OUT)

Wednesday, October 19, 4-6pm

October 23rd, 2-4pm  (SOLD OUT)

October 23rd, 3-5pm (SOLD OUT)

November 20th, 2-4pm  (SOLD OUT)

December 18th, 2-4pm

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.

Athens Asylum Administration Building 1905George 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 employed, at the Asylum.
Hear about the resident Alligator, look at the names left carved into the woodwork and hear the sad tale of the “lost lady.” Your tour guide will fascinate you with how the “Lunatic” Asylum began as well as educate you on the history of mental health and psychiatry that made the Athens Asylum one of the largest in Ohio.

All regularly scheduled tours are held on Sunday afternoons and start from the main steps of the Kennedy center located at the top of North Ridge Drive. 100 Ridges Circle is the address for Garmin and navigation tools.

Rain Policy: We conduct the Asylum Tour in rain or shine so please bring appropriate clothing and umbrellas as conditions require.  Cancellation will take place only if dangerous weather such as lighting storm or high winds are active.  In winter months, if there is a level 2 or 3 snow emergency, the tour will be canceled as well.  In the event of cancellation, those with prepaid tickets can call us and choose either another tour or receive a refund.

For more information or to purchase tickets, call ACHS&M at 740-592-2280

Extra tours may be added to accommodate sold out tour dates. Check here or call us at 740-592-2280 to check availability.