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Old Bedford Village

220 Sawblade Rd, Bedford, PA 15522-7702
+1 814-623-1156
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Good crafts people, but not original historic buildings

Interesting and pleasant place to visit, but most of the buildings are not original to the location... read more

Reviewed 21 September 2016
ginny348
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Rockville, Maryland
Old Bedford Village Works for People with Mobility Challenges

Old Bedford Village is not a reconstruction of a specific time or place. It was designed as a... read more

Reviewed 19 September 2016
Mary S
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McKees Rocks, Pennsylvania
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Old Bedford Village is a living history museum located in historic Bedford, Pennsylvania. We have nearly 40 structures including authentic 18th and 19th century buildings, moved from original locations throughout our region, representing trade shops and residences. The Village also includes some present-day construction designed to replicate the buildings found in a 18th - 19th century Village. Visit the general store, apothecary, jail, blacksmith, tinsmith, candlemaking and woodworking shops, and much more! Special events are scheduled throughout the season, including living history encampments, Murder Mystery Evenings, and Candlelit Christmas. PLEASE NOTE: OLD BEDFORD VILLAGE IS OPEN DAILY EXCEPT FOR WEDNESDAYS FROM MEMORIAL DAY - LABOR DAY, AND THURSDAY - SUNDAY FROM LABOR DAY - OCTOBER 31. WE ARE ALSO OPEN THE FIRST TWO SATURDAYS OF DECEMBER FROM 5 PM - 9 PM FOR OUR CANDLELIT CHRISTMAS EVENT. For more information: Visit our website Find us on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram Search for us on the App Store and download the Old Bedford Village Interactive Tour App
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Travellers talk about
“civil war” (14 reviews)
“re enactors” (11 reviews)
“living history” (10 reviews)
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Hours Today: 9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Suggested Duration: 2-3 hours
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220 Sawblade Rd, Bedford, PA 15522-7702
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+1 814-623-1156
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Reviewed 21 September 2016

Interesting and pleasant place to visit, but most of the buildings are not original to the location and the history was not clear. Perhaps we need to learn more about the history of the area.

1  Thank ginny348
Reviewed 19 September 2016

Old Bedford Village is not a reconstruction of a specific time or place. It was designed as a tourist attraction (a "living history" village) showing what life was like at different times in the 18th and 19th centuries. So, while it is not Williamsburg, it...More

1  Thank Mary S
Reviewed 7 September 2016

Even though it was very hot the day we visited, the experience was enjoyable. There was potter and a blacksmith there demonstrating their craft. The day we visited, the 'union generals' were planning a presentation later in the day. So, the houses, store, tavern were...More

1  Thank Nancy4635
Reviewed 5 September 2016 via mobile

We happened upon Old Bedford Village while looking for someplace to visit before heading home to eastern Pennsylvnia. It's very close to the Bedford exit on the PA Turnpike, so convenience was a factor. It was so unpretentious from the outside we almost didn't go...More

2  Thank John S
Reviewed 4 September 2016 via mobile

A beautiful place to bring the family. Nice open area where kids can run and learn about the historic parts of our country.

1  Thank Maricela M
Reviewed 1 September 2016

We spent a few hours and stopped in the "old saloon" for some lemonade and root beer. Good for family, would suggest you don't go on a hot day or start early.

3  Thank 589leahe
Reviewed 30 August 2016 via mobile

This was a place to just stroke around and enjoy! The volunteer staff was friendly and knowledgeable. The kids loved the potter's shop. The horses slobbered a lot!!

2  Thank P.D. S
Reviewed 23 August 2016

This is a neat collection of old wooden houses, some are log homes, it is similar to lots of other collections. There is a nice area for re-enactments.

2  Thank Buicklover
Reviewed 23 August 2016 via mobile

Bedford village is really cool! Fun for kids n adults. All the people that reenact the different time periods are real knowledgeable and friendly, you can feel the experience n their passion for the part they r portraying. What a relaxing and educational step back...More

3  Thank cooter572
Reviewed 22 August 2016

Found this little gem while on a family get away. Our 6 year old loved it as did we. Interesting history. Everyone that was a "resident" of the village was very knowledgeable of who they were playing the part of. Every one of them was...More

2  Thank Dawn R
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Carl V
12 November 2016|
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Response from tigger337 | Reviewed this property |
They are currently closed for the season. They have a special event scheduled for Dec 3 and 10.
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TheArdentTraveler
20 October 2016|
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Response from Christina W | Reviewed this property |
Hours of Operation: Open Memorial Day Weekend through Labor Day. Monday - Sunday 9 AM to 5 PM. Closed Wednesdays. September through October; Thursday - Sunday 9 AM to 5 PM. Old Bedford Village will be closed for the winter... More
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Brandie G
15 September 2016|
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Response from TMB072015 | Reviewed this property |
I knew some Mocks growing up. And one was a Harry Mock. Very common name. My daughter is going our family tree and I will see if we have any connections. Try the Chestnut Ridge High School for Mocks. The towns would be... More
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