Old Economy Village

On the Trail of History is a series of brief descriptions of PHMC's historic sites and museums.

Step back into another era – and a vastly different place – by visiting Old Economy Village in Ambridge, Beaver County. Founded in 1824 by visionary George Rapp (1757-1847), the village was the third and final settlement of the Harmony Society, one of the country’s most successful religious communal societies. The Harmonists were well known for their industriousness, piety, and celibacy. Nearly two dozen meticulously restored buildings and structures, picturesque gardens, and extensive collections recall the unusual way of life of the Harmonists.

Old Economy Village
Fourteenth and Church Streets
Ambridge, Pennsylvania 15003
(412) 266-4500
TDD (800) 654-5984