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Frequently Asked Questions

Are you open when it rains or snows? Yes! We are open rain or shine during our hours of operation.

Do I have to pay even though I don't want to take a tour? All guests to the site are required to pay an admission fee, either a Grounds Pass or a Tour Pass. Tour Passes are our regular admission fees, Grounds Passes are $5.00 per person.

What is included in a Grounds Pass admission? You are welcome to explore the grounds at your own pace, and if you want to learn more about our site’s history, you can dial into our recently updated cell phone tour at various info points across the grounds! A map of the site and the orientation for our cell phone tour can be found behind the Visitor Center. PLEASE NOTE: Grounds Passes are available Tuesday – Saturday only. On Sundays, all visitors must purchase regular admission tickets, as we host a historical trade demonstration series on Sundays. Come visit to see our blacksmiths, joiners, brewers, and more in action!

Is the Visitor Center free? Yes! You don;t have to pay to explore the Visiotr Center. The exhibits are free to look at.

Can I bring a picnic into the Garden? Yes! we have trash cans and picnic tables set up near the restrooms on that side of the site. You can also bring a blanket and sit in the grass.

How do I become a vendor at events? Contact Kaitlyn Karczewski at c-kkarczew@pa.gov or at (724) 266 - 4500 x104 to get an event vendor registration form.

Is the museum handicap accessible? Yes! Recent improvements have seen ramps added to many of the buildings. A lift has also been added in the Feast Hall building. The wine cellar is the only part of the tour that can only be accessed by stairs.

Do you accept donations of historic items? Do you have items related to the Harmony Society or Old Economy Village? Consider giving them to Old Economy Village. We are always looking for items to enhance our exhibit areas. We also have climate controlled storage areas for items not always on exhibit. Donations must be approved by the PHMC Collections Committee. Items that are received and accepted before the end of the year may be written off on your taxes, but you must have an appraiser outside of the PHMC and Old Economy Village place a value on them. Contact the curator at (724) 266-4500, ext. 111

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