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Sherbrooke Village

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Address: Main Street, Sherbrooke, Nova Scotia B0J 3C0, Canada
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+1 888-743-7845

Sherbrooke Village depicts a Nova Scotian village from 1860 to pre-WW1....

Sherbrooke Village depicts a Nova Scotian village from 1860 to pre-WW1. With 80 buildings, over 25 open to the public, most with costumed interpreters, it is the largest Nova Scotia Museum site. Visit the woodturner shop, blacksmith, pottery shop, and printery. Built on an economy of ship building, lumbering and gold mining, Sherbrooke Village reflects Nova Scotia as it was during its industrial boom in the late 1800s and early 1900s.

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Favorite historic town

We stumbled upon this by accident on our way down the coast towards Halifax. So glad we did. I've been to several historic towns, but this was my favorite. It's fairly large with... read more

Reviewed 8 February 2017
Houston, Texas
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Houston, Texas
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Reviewed 8 February 2017

We stumbled upon this by accident on our way down the coast towards Halifax. So glad we did. I've been to several historic towns, but this was my favorite. It's fairly large with many interesting houses and shops to visit. We had to rush because they were closing soon, but still very enjoyable. The people who work there contribute a... More 

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Toronto, Canada
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Reviewed 6 January 2017

I visited Sherbrooke Village many times as a kid, including one magical summer at week-long camps. We were given the chance to dress in period costume, and experienced life the way people lived in the late 1800s. We got to churn our own butter, make candles, make our own wooden hammers, saw the blacksmith shoe a horse, attend a history... More 

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Waverley, Canada
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Reviewed 6 December 2016

What a beautiful day we had! The exhibits and demonstrations were all in full swing for this special Christmas weekend. The people were friendly, the Victorian Tea was delicious and the decorations were just beautiful. It felt like we stepped back in time for a few hours. What a great idea to open the Village for this most wonderful of... More 

Thank JeanYHZ
Winnipeg, Canada
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Reviewed 28 September 2016

They hire the right people. They are knowledgeable, friendly and engaged. They all appear to love their work. The place is big. We took over 4 hours. There always seems to be special events going on.

Thank ElvisAndrus
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Reviewed 27 September 2016

When we visited Nova Scotia we saw a lot of historic/heritage sites and visited a lot of museums, but my absolute favorite was Sherbrooke Village (it beats Fortress of Louisbourg!). No one in our group had ever been, we had read about it on the Nova Scotia Museum website but didn't really know what to expect beyond that. I was... More 

1 Thank MatthewWayland
Halifax, Canada
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Reviewed 25 September 2016

We visited Sherbrooke Village this summer and it was truly a wonderful experience. The buildings, staff and general atmosphere brought us all back in time. Can't say enough good things about it. A must for any Nova Scotian and visitor. Would love to go back again and spend more time.

Thank JulietteMarks
Stewiacke NS
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Reviewed 14 September 2016

Sherbrooke Village is an excellent snap shot of Nova Scotia life in the late 1800's and early 1900"s. The reenactor's are knowledgeable and welcoming. We spent 3 hours touring each house that was open, but didn't see it all. We recognized many things that our grandparents, who were born in the late 1800's, would have owned and used a bonus... More 

Thank John O
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Reviewed 31 August 2016

As you walk around each building has someone to tell you about the history and there is LOADS going on. Don't miss the sawmill, which is away from the main village. We have visited many 'living museums' and this is one of the best we have come across.

Thank PETRA001
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
2 reviews
Reviewed 18 August 2016

During 6 hours we stayed there my kids got dressed in 18 century clothing, went from one house to another to meet the staff reenacting the 18 century business and craft men, and try their craft. They learned about children play. We had great time and as a bonus we appeared on CTV morning live.

Thank Sylvia B
Nova Scotia
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Reviewed 15 August 2016

Village is set up like the 1870's. Fun to see & learn how the people lived in those days. It took us about 3 hours but could have stayed longer. They had an outside demo on how to make strawberry ice cream with help from visitors. Very dog friendly & our dog had the best time exploring inside the houses,... More 

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