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Sherbrooke Village

Main Street, Sherbrooke, Nova Scotia B0J 3C0, Canada
1-888-743-7845
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Ranked #1 of 3 Attractions in Sherbrooke
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Museums
Owner description: Sherbrooke Village depicts a Nova Scotian village from 1860 to pre-WW1. With 80 buildings, over 25 open to the public, most with costumed... more » Owner description: 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. « less
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Lutterworth, United Kingdom
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91 reviews 91 reviews
55 attraction reviews
32 helpful votes 32 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 25, 2014 NEW

Lots of different buildings to look at here, and the costumed interpreters are really good. There is a jail within a house, telephone exchange, general store, ambrotype photographer (which I found really interesting), church, homes. Best is the sawmill, a little way down the road, near the press. Lumber camp was not worth the extra walk as we were short... More

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Bedford, Canada
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11 reviews 11 reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2014

Excellent 'back in time" village. All old buildings, period costumes, well knowledgeable staff. Definitely recommend, especially if children traveling too.

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Toronto, Canada
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8 reviews 8 reviews
4 attraction reviews
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 15, 2014

We got there late and left early next day. It was a stop on the way to Cape Breton. We liked the B and B and the Jade Restaurant. The food was fresh and well cooked.

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Nelson-Tasman Region, New Zealand
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23 reviews 23 reviews
5 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 15, 2014

We arrived just as a fire broke out in the village, which was very sad but as a result we were not able to leave as the main water hose encompassed the car park we were in so we ended up staying several hours - as a result we met many of the locals, who were just so friendly. This... More

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Sydney, Nova Scotia, Canada
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18 reviews 18 reviews
11 attraction reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 13, 2014

Our family just visited the Village this weekend. This is an interactive living history museum! We learned about printing and saw a press being used, we learned about hand cream and how it was made and my favourite we got to saw wood. The best part was the horse and wagon event and a visit to the functioning saw mill!... More

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Porters Lake, Canada
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34 reviews 34 reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 12, 2014

We visited Sherbrooke Village with our 7-month old daughter and although she's too young to understand, she was taking everything in and had a great day. We spent a good 3-hours within the village itself including lunch at the restaurant which was excellent. All the staff were very kind, friendly, inviting and knowledgeable. Great work has been put into the... More

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Halifax, Canada
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287 reviews 287 reviews
62 attraction reviews
156 helpful votes 156 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 8, 2014

Now this is a place in which you could get lost in time! It is wonderful to visit a village that really was a village - this is authentic, in fact some homes are still private. The staff are dressed in period clothes and are in most buildings to give you history and interesting demonstrations. I could have spent all... More

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Halifax, Canada
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18 reviews 18 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 6, 2014

wonderful setting to relax in quiet wooded setting. Owners told of everything to do in the area. They would our likes & dislikes. Advice on different sights & routes.

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New Glasgow, Canada
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13 reviews 13 reviews
4 attraction reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 6, 2014

We (ages 2-50+) enjoyed our day there. We didn't arrive until about 1:30pm and we were sorry we were so late. It closes at 5pm so we didn't make it all the way through. We loved the scavenger hunt idea for the kids. It made it so much fun for them. They asked so many questions and the staff were... More

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Bridgewater, Canada
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26 reviews 26 reviews
5 attraction reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 31, 2014

We made a special trip to the area just to check out Sherbrooke Village. There wasn't a whole lot going on the day we stopped by, but it still offered a lot of charm and we enjoyed our quiet walkabout. The staff were all quite knowledgeable and we learned a lot of neat little tidbits along the way. We enjoyed... More

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