We visited Old Economy Village for their children's day activities this spring. I've always seen the signs along the highway and wondered what the place was about. It does have beautiful gardens and can give you 1800s history (candle dipping, writing with a quill pen, etc.), but the religious communism aspect of the place is a bit distracting. We stumbled into a docent led tour of Father Rapp's house. The docent was awesome. The house was pretty average. The stories about Father Rapp's theology, etc. were very weird. Personally I'd rather visit the Depreciation Lands Museum or Meadowcroft for a taste of the same era.
All volunteers we encountered were super friendly and everything well maintained.
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