A Harmonist spiritual center where we are one in the spirit and the earth is our family.



This website introduces the Hermitage in words, music and pictures, with information about upcoming events, as well as the Mahantongo Heritage Center, and how to contact us.




As Harmonists, we seek harmony and balance. We join the spiritual and physical as one, and as a gateway to the unknown. It is our calling to manifest this unknown in creating a center for magical transformation and unity.

The Hermitage is historic buildings, a local history museum, exhibits, collections and craft shops but, most of all, it is community and family; a place where the spirit incarnates in healing, beauty, harmony, and many, many animals and birds. It is a glowing facet of the jewel that is our sacred mother earth.


Hymn No 73 Building an ark copy

Due to the pandemic, this year the Hermitage and the Mahantongo Heritage Center will delay opening until July 1. Visitors are asked to wear masks and to maintain proper social distancing. Tours by reservation are available through October. .

There is no admission fee but donations are gratefully accepted.

Our annual open house for 2020 will be Sunday, August 9, Noon to 4 p.m. Many buildings will be open for self-guided tours, including the one-room school house, the spinning and weaving studio, the print shop, the 1759 Gemeinehaus, and the Mahantongo Heritage Center. The sculpture garden and the kitchen garden will also be open. The Gong Project, a large stationary percussion instrument, will be available for playing. Bro. Zephram will demonstrate spinning while Bro. Johannes will be at the bake oven doing a traditional Pennsylvania Dutch bake day with free samples

Postal mail: The Hermitage, 75 Grove Rd., Pitman, PA 17964 U.S.

Phone: 570-425-2548


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Members of our family, birds, plants and earth. The new metal well sweep is behind them, replacing two earlier wooden well sweeps we used to get water from the 30-foot, 200-year-old hand-dug well.

Click on the audio file to hear the hymn tune played on programs such as Windows Media Player.

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Christian and Johannes have been growing and processing flax to linen since the early 1980s. The website presents historical flax information, flax production and flax items for sale.

The Third Testament tells our spirituality in story by Johannes and in poetry by Christian


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