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Website is still under construction as we work on fixing some broken links.
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The Visitor Center will be closed Wednesday, March 13, 2024.

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History of Economy

Old Economy Village, a National Historic Landmark, tells the story of the Harmony Society, one of the oldest and most successful religious communal groups of the nineteenth century. The Society sought to create a utopia inhabited by German Lutheran separatists who subscribed to the mystical religious teachings of their leader George Rapp (1757-1847).

In Economy, they waited for the second coming of the Messiah.

Our Mission

Old Economy Village preserves, presents, and proclaims the exemplary history of the Harmony Society and inspires people to strive for a better future. Old Economy Village is administered by the Pennsylvania Historical and Museum Commission and is actively supported by the Friends of Old Economy Village which is a

non-profit community-based organization.

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What Guests have to Say

"Old Economy Village is an oasis in a city, great place to visit, great place to learn, and a great place to walk through the gardens and historic buildings. The staff there are super nice and really know their stuff. It's a must see."


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