They denounced slavery and supported equal rights for women.To help inform residents and promote his values, Maclure founded the Working Men's Institute in 1838."They were trying to perfect themselves for the second coming of Christ, when they would be taken to the New Jerusalem."Neither of the two Harmonist churches remains.In the center of town, on the site at which both stood, is Church Park.
Staying there: Most overnight visitors opt for the New Harmony Inn (504 North St.; 800-782-8605; newharmonyinn.com).
Arthur St.; 800-231-2168; visitnewharmony.com) is open daily year-round.
A short film details New Harmony's history; a large diorama on the second floor depicts the original town of Harmonie.
Information regarding stays in historic homes can be obtained from the visitor center.
Eating there: Hearty casual meals can be found at Sara's Harmony Way (500 Church St.; 812-682-3611; sarasharmonyway.com).