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Old Economy Village

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Enjoying the Christmas festival

If you enjoy history and learning about the life of the residents of Old Economy Village, then you... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Joni S
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Bridgeville, Pennsylvania
Very Pleasant Surprise

We went with low expectations and came away amazed at the vision and energy of the Harmonists... read more

Reviewed October 28, 2018
PK_Maryland
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Fulton, Maryland
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Old Economy Village is a gemstone site of the Pennsylvania Historical and Museum Commission. Old Economy Village interprets the history of the Harmony Society, a highly successful nineteenth century religious communal society, and preserves and...more
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270 16th St, Ambridge, PA 15003-2225
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Reviewed 1 week ago

If you enjoy history and learning about the life of the residents of Old Economy Village, then you will love coming here. For a modest fee, you can spend all the time you want walking around and viewing the buildings that make up the community....More

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank Joni S
Reviewed October 28, 2018

We went with low expectations and came away amazed at the vision and energy of the Harmonists. There is a worthwhile video that we recommend you watch before you visit the village. Tip: don't sit at the rear of the theater space, any noise in...More

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank PK_Maryland
Reviewed October 2, 2018

Very good introductory video & museum at the Visitors Center. Docents do fine job giving the history of the various buildings. Blacksmith gives interesting demonstrations.

Date of experience: September 2018
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Reviewed October 2, 2018

I live less than five miles from this attraction. To give you an idea of how popular the site is, all county grade school students visit this location at least one time during their schooling. The complex is larger than you would expect and includes...More

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank Bob D
Reviewed September 28, 2018 via mobile

I love living history properties. This one really stood out by how it's tucked right in the middle of town. Economy Village has many buildings to explore and lots of friendly people on staff demonstrating their crafts. Definitely worth spending an afternoon here.

Date of experience: October 2017
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Reviewed September 18, 2018

Wonderful, historical village that is so easy to get to. I have been to a number of programs with my grandchildren (7, 5, 3, and 2) who are home schooled and take advantage of the programs that are held there. They have learned so much...More

Date of experience: May 2018
Thank jmd12018
Reviewed August 2, 2018

Fascinating visit at an historical religious commune. Staff raises crops, work the shops, prepare meals, etc. This keeps the property alive and operating as it would have been originally.

Date of experience: July 2018
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Reviewed July 9, 2018 via mobile

Old Economy hosts various events, and this was one of the low-key ones. I primarily went to see and purchase something from my neighbor. The music was occasional piano and singing. Very little food offered, I would highly recommend the holiday events, especially in December.

Date of experience: June 2018
Thank 11nancyf
Reviewed July 8, 2018 via mobile

There isn't a ton to do in this area but this is a local gem. You learn a lot about the earlier time and they have demonstration if making hard candies, homeade bread and butter and dolls.

Date of experience: July 2018
Thank BrittneyLikeSpears
Reviewed June 28, 2018

They have really stepped up their game since the last time we were there. There is a new Visitor Center with two rooms of exhibits, a model layout of the original city plan, a movie room, and a museum store. The docents seemed much more...More

Date of experience: June 2018
Thank Mike G
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