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The Historic Site is now open Fridays, Saturdays, and Sundays for the 2024 season!

Old Economy Village

April and May Hours of Operation 2024
Historic Site is Open Friday, Saturday, & Sunday 10:00 am -4:00 pm

 

Old Economy Village features 17 historic buildings surrounded by gardens located 18 miles northwest of Pittsburgh along the Ohio River in the Borough of Ambridge. This 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.  

 

Today, you can explore the buildings, grounds, library, archives, and original artifacts and discover the history, cultural, and stories, of this community's spiritual discipline and economic industry.

The Visitor Center is open to the public Wednesday through Sunday 10:00 am - 4: 00 pm and includes two exhibit galleries and an orientation film.

Groups of 10 or more people are asked to make a reservation at least 2 weeks in advance by calling the site. Groups interested in visiting outside listed public hours should call the historic site to discuss their needs.

 

Visitors in need of special assistance should call at least 2 weeks in advance to discuss their needs.

Hours and schedules subject to change without notice.

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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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