A guided tour by George Eberts of the Historic Athens Asylum. Learn the fascinating history. 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 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.
This is a walking tour and will cover the entire outside loop of the grounds so if you have small children, you may use a stroller on our walk. Due to Ohio University restrictions, access to the inside of the buildings is limited, but you can tour the main entryway as well as the Kennedy Museum.
Meet at the Main steps of the Kennedy Center located at the top of North Ridge Drive. 100 Ridges Circle is the address for navigation tools.
Payment with credit card may be made in advance by calling. On the day of tour cash only accepted.