The Harmony area is home to Minnesota’s largest Amish settlement. Over 100 Old Order Amish families live in the countryside near Harmony. The group is known as the ‘Harmony-Canton Amish’.
“Old Order” indicates that they are very private people, and use only limited technology in their homes and businesses.
The Amish of Harmony began their move to this area in 1974 and have grown to over 1,000 people with ten church ‘districts’ and ten one-room schools.
Another Old Order Amish group has recently begun settling in nearby Granger, Minnesota.
The Amish primarily make their living through farming, construction and by making and selling crafts. Baskets, furniture, jams, rugs, quilts, baked goods and cashew crunch are among the items available for sale in local businesses and at farmers markets, Amish homes and roadside stands.
Visitors to the Harmony area can visit Amish farms and merchants by booking a tour through Amish Tours of Harmony, located in the Sugar Plum House. The tour company offers comfortable van tours, guided tours in your own vehicle, or can provide a guide for your bus group.
Another tour option would be to rent a CD tour of the Amish countryside. The Amish Back Roads Tour is available from the Village Depot or the Amish Connection on Main Street.
Rent a drive-yourself CD and visit Amish shops and sites in the comfort of your own car at your own pace. Fun, scenic, inexpensive! Easy directions, informative narration. Purchase quality Amish goods and foods. The Amish welcome you! Rent at the Village Depot or Amish Connection in Downtown Harmony.
The Amish of Harmony' ($10.95 + $3.00 S/H): The basics of their lifestyle and stories of these Old Order Amish. 'Amish Voices' ($14.95 + $3.00 S/H): Personal interviews with the Amish.
For over 20 years our guides have been providing top quality tours at reasonable prices. Step back in time and experience the lifestyle of Old Order Amish. Learn about the Amish culture and history with our knowledgeable guides as you visit Amish homesteads where you may purchase Amish crafts. No tours on Sunday. For reservations and Information call (507)-886-2303 or (800)-75-Amish (752-6474)