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Old Economy Village, the third and final home of the Harmony Society, was built by one of the most successfulcommunal groups in America. Begun in 1825, Economy was home to more than 500 society members. Today, the six acre Commonwealth-administered historic site sits within the National Historic Landmark District in Ambridge. Sixteen buildings, furnished with original artifacts, a new visitor center and historic gardens are open to visitors from March through December.
Visitors can experience first-hand how the Harmony Society lived through tours and educational programs offered at the village. Visit their Web site to get the most current info on what programs are upcoming.
Directions From Pittsburgh - Take PA Route 65 north for 17 miles. Turn right on 16th Street. Arrive at site.
From the PA Turnpike - Take the Beaver Falls Exit No. 1. Continue on Route 18 south, through Beaver Falls. Continue on Route 65 South toward Pittsburgh. Turn left on 16th Street in Ambridge.
Nearby Attractions - The Vicary House is less than 10 minutes away. Follow Route 65 North to the Freedom - Exit. The house will be on your right as you get off the exit. Make plans to visit both on the same day to fully experience local history.