"The Mennonite Meeting House and Cemetery" Harmony Things to Do Tip by VeronicaG
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One of the oldest Mennonite meeting houses West of the Alleghenies sits perched upon a small hill North of Harmony, Pennsylvania. Mom and I stopped here on our way home from a 'girls getaway weekend' this Fall.
It had rained the evening before, so the grass was a bit mushy near the site. A low wall surrounded the cemetery, whose entrance was a waist-high black iron gate. However, it would not budge as I made an effort to enter in to read the old headstones (pic#2). If it hadn't been so wet, perhaps I would have jumped the fence!!
This meeting house was constructed in 1825 and is made of brick and stone. The brick annex was added soon after. Experts say it's a good example and most original of the early Mennonite meeting houses.
At these meeting houses, services were always in German. The last service held in this spot was 1902.
When combining a trip to the village of Harmony and its museum with a side trip to the Harmonist Cemetery and Mennonite Meeting House and Cemetery, you could have a very interesting afternoon!
Address: Rt. 19, Harmony, Pennsylvania
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