About the A

The Athenaeum’s purpose is to be a place where its members can nurture a sound mind and a sound body. Keep this tradition alive by experiencing all that the A offers:

  • – Dine in the best German (and oldest) restaurant in Indianapolis, the Rathskeller
  • – Enjoy the authentic Biergarten – Indy’s most popular summer gathering place
  • – Play in the family and community oriented fitness facility
  • – Celebrate life’s major milestones in the spacious lobby and theater
  • – Learn about the city’s history by taking a docent-led tour
  • – Experience a variety of cultural and community events offered throughout the year
  • – Become a donor of the Athenaeum Foundation and support the structure that supports your passion!

Our Mission: The Athenaeum preserves and enhances its historic German-American landmark to advance the Sound Mind in a Sound Body values of its founders through programming that lifts spirits and engages in diverse communities.