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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 December 3, 2018
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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Reviewed April 23, 2017 via mobile

We visited the Old Economy Village on a beautiful Saturday morning in Spring. This is a very interesting story and many lessons to be learnt here. From the persecution of the Lutheran church in Germany this group of devout Christians found there way to this spot in Pennsylvania and built a better life for themselves, there only mistake being Celibacy! The visitor center gives you the history for the tour and is free. If you want to visit the buildings of these industrial group and have a tour the cost is $10.00 per person and well worth it. We took the tour and pleasantly we're the only 2 people so it was a personal tour and we got a lot out of it. The tour guide was very knowledgeable and we asked some tricky questions that she answered. She also had a deep knowledge of the area and history. We thoroughly enjoyed the buildings, the history and the das story of what happens when you don't bring children in to this world.

Date of experience: April 2017
Thank KMW007
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Reviewed February 16, 2017

Old Economy Village has a great welcome center that was built in the last 10 years. The tours of The Village are very informative and interesting for the whole family. The tour guides/dosins actually dress in period costume. We love it here; in fact one of our daughters had her wedding in the gardens 20 years ago.

Date of experience: October 2016
Thank Doug L
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Reviewed January 31, 2017

Very unique historical and religious settlement from the 18th century on the Ohio River. Tour the maintained buildings were the Harmony Society lived and prospered acquiring much wealth. Beautiful gardens. Very special place to visit and get married!!!

Date of experience: June 2016
Thank Mary B
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Reviewed October 22, 2016 via mobile

We're traveling across the US for four months. The Old Economy Village has been one of our favorite stops yet. Sandy us an excellent docent. She spent lots of time answering our questions. LOVED IT!

Date of experience: October 2016
Thank Susan O
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Reviewed October 13, 2016

If you like History and especially religious history this is the place to visit. The Harmony Society was founded in Germany and migrated to Butler County and then to Beaver county Pennsylvania. this sect was very prosperous but faded away because of their adherence to celibacy.

Date of experience: September 2016
Thank Rose C
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