HISTORICAL SITE DETAILS

Harmony Museum

Harmony, Pennsylvania

Harmony, a National Historic Landmark 30 minutes north of downtown Pittsburgh, is one of Western Pennsylvania's most significant historic sites. In the mid-1700s, it was the location of the Leni Lenape settlement called Murdering Town. George Washington briefly visited this settlement during his 1753 diplomatic mission seeking French withdrawal from the Ohio Country and was almost shot by a "French Indian". German Separatists founded Harmony in 1804 and their Harmony Society was the most successful experiment in communal living in 19th century America. Abraham Ziegler purchased the town in 1815 and the Mennonite families he brought to settle in Harmony remained an important influence in the area until the turn of the century. Exhibits in the Harmony Museum cover these eras, as well as other elements of local history. Visitors may take a guided tour, including two buildings containing exhibits and 19th century log house. A walking tour and other activities are available by appointment.

218 Mercer Street
Harmony, Pennsylvania 16037
(724) 452-7341 or (888) 821-4822

Hours of Operation

Open 1:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m., Tuesday through Sunday. Closed holidays. Reservations are suggested for weekends and required for groups.

Harmony Museum
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Butler County Tourism and Convention Bureau
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