Our mission has always been built upon community

The Athenaeum preserves and enhances this historic German-American landmark to advance the "Sound Mind in a Sound Body" values of its founders.

We support this through programming that lifts spirits and engages in diverse communities.

rathskellerbar-600Dine in the best German (and oldest) restaurant in Indianapolis, the Rathskeller
about-theatreCelebrate and enjoy diverse cultural events in the Basile Theatre at the Historic Athenaeum
about-biergartenRaise your stein and dance at Indy's favorite authentic Biergarten
about-tourLearn about this beautiful building and the city’s history by taking a docent-led tour
Host your next special gathering or meeting in one of our accommodating rooms
about-ymcaPlay in the family- and community-oriented fitness facility
about-eventsHave a blast at year-round cultural and community events