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Sherbrooke Village

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Address: Main Street, Sherbrooke, Nova Scotia B0J 3C0, Canada
Phone Number: 1-888-743-7845
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Description: 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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Back in time.

A beautiful old village where every home/ store/building contained someone with a vast amount of knowledge. How interesting to step back in time. I don't think I could handle... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed July 5, 2015
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England
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 5, 2015 NEW

A beautiful old village where every home/ store/building contained someone with a vast amount of knowledge. How interesting to step back in time. I don't think I could handle those leeches though.

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Nova Scotia
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed June 27, 2015

This was my first visit to Sherbrooke Village this season and it has really gone downhill. My mother and I paid full price for admission only to find out on our walk through the Village that the majority of the shops were closed. We found this odd then thought that maybe it was still too early in the season for... More 

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Mark S, Manager at Sherbrooke Village, responded to this review

Hello Tripper, We're sorry to hear your visit didn't meet your expectations. We're currently reviewing our schedules and are glad to have your input. Thank you for your feedback and perhaps you'd allow us to offer you a complimentary visit in the future. More 

Mount Hebron, NB
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 21, 2015

Spent a whole day visiting the various homes and shops in this unique historical village. Have visited other similar villages, but this is unique in that most of the buildings are original or have been restored on original foundations. The village is almost an extension of the present day village. Walking about is very easy and most of the buildings... More 

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Mark S, Manager at Sherbrooke Village, responded to this review

Hello Barbara, Glad to hear that your visit went well and we're glad that we're one of your "not to be missed" attractions in the area. More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 20, 2015

We have been to several living history settlements both in the States and Canada. This, by far, ranks as one of the top 2! Staff was friendly and knowledgeable. There was lots to see. You can tell that a lot of love, blood, sweat and tears have gone into this village.

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Mark S, Manager at Sherbrooke Village, responded to this review

We agree that there's "lots to see" at Sherbrooke Village and we appreciate your Top 2 ranking. Thanks for the visit. More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 1, 2015

My wife and had the chance to visit on the opening day of the 2015 season here. Sherbrooke Village is a real step back in time. The staff are all knowledgeable and eager to share their information with you. What makes this historic village special is that all the buildings are original to the town - nothing was brought on... More 

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Mark S, Manager at Sherbrooke Village, responded to this review

Thanks for your review, Bob. Our staff take great pride in their work. More 

Glasgow, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 1, 2015

Whilst Sherbrooke Village is certainly a must visit, both enjoyable and highly informative, our excellent memories have been negtively affected by the deterioration of what we considered a worthwhile souvenir. This trip back to the 19th century includes amongst the village businesses of the time, a photographic studio. You have the opportunity to dress in period costume and look like... More 

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SherbrookeVillage, Director at Sherbrooke Village, responded to this review

Dear Mel, Everyone in our Ambrotype Studio feels badly about your experience. In 20 years of operation, this is only the second such experience we're aware of. Considering the photographers produce hundreds of flawless Ambrotype portraits each year, this is a rare event and we'd like to help in any way we can. We're unaware of any Ambrotype studio in... More 

Sydney, Australia
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 84 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 7, 2014

A delightful village kept as a living museum of the past days. Particularly liked the waterwheel powered saw mill still producing timber baem and planks in the old manner. We were given a demonstration of the mill in action. very little noise just the soft sound of a saw at work. Also a display on the mining industry of earlier... More 

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SherbrookeVillage, Manager at Sherbrooke Village, responded to this review

We're glad to hear you enjoyed your visit. The waterwheel was rebuilt to exact measurements by our team of woodworkers two years ago. We hope you'll stop by again. More 

London, United Kingdom
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73 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 102 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 8, 2014

Eastern Canada seems to have an abundance of living history museums, and I wasn't really expecting too much of this one but I'm glad to say my preconceptions were wrong. When you drive through Sherbrooke, you realise that the whole place is well preserved and there is hardly a break between the lived-in houses of the town and the heritage... More 

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SherbrookeVillage, Manager at Sherbrooke Village, responded to this review

Nova Scotia has several great examples of living history sites. After visiting Sherbrooke Village, we recommend any of the historic sites on the eastern shore of Nova Scotia and then exploring other sites in the provincial family of museums including in Highland Village or Ross Farm. More 

Warren, Michigan, United States
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 30 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 21, 2014

What a quaint little village. Gives one a true feeling of a bygone time and place. All the buildings were in good repair and were staffed by friendly folks in period dress. The blacksmith shop was interesting, and what items the "smithy" made were sold in the gift shop.. The blacksmith also gave a demonstration of riding an old fashioned... More 

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SherbrookeVillage, General Manager at Sherbrooke Village, responded to this review

You might be interested in our Blacksmith's "Five Hour Forge" program. It's a great one-day learning experience in our Blacksmith Shop. Bookings can be made through our Administration Office at 902 522 2400. Thanks for the visit. More 

Somerset, England
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 296 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 13, 2014

We were rather late arriving here due to the long drive from Port Hawkesbury and a stop at the Canso Canal so we only managed to cover half of the buildings before closing time. We enjoyed what we had seen so made the decision to back track and return the following day to finish off. We had visited lots of... More 

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SherbrookeVillage, General Manager at Sherbrooke Village, responded to this review

We're very pleased you enjoyed your visit. More 

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Address: Main Street, Sherbrooke, Nova Scotia B0J 3C0, Canada
Phone Number: 1-888-743-7845
Location: Canada  >  Nova Scotia  >  Sherbrooke

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