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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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A real gem!

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... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed June 1, 2015
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 1, 2015 NEW

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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Glasgow, United Kingdom
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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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77 helpful votes 77 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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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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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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290 helpful votes 290 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 

Frodsham
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18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 1, 2014

We visited the Maritimes in the second half of September and had not realised prior to our holiday what a sharp cut off there was to the tourist season, particularly in New Brunswick and Prince Edward Island. Many attractions were closed or very lightly staffed, without the advertised costumed actors. It was, therefore, a pleasant surprise to find that the... More 

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

Glad you enjoyed your visit, our facebook page is a great way to keep up with upcoming events. More 

Okotoks, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 25, 2014

As we walked around this fantastic period village for almost 3.5 hours we were surprised to hear that government funding was being cut and the tourist numbers have gone down due to the new highway. Sherbrooke Village is a must see attraction. It was ONLY $11.75 per adult to get in and we had a great time being thrown back... More 

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

Thanks for the visit. More 

Palmetto
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53 helpful votes 53 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 24, 2014

This is an actual restored village. There are still a few private residences but most of the buildings are open. Every open building has someone in period clothing who is knowledgeable about the history and a specific craft or occupation. Be sure to try something at the restaurant; the smoked salmon wrap is delicious! Plan to spend 2-4 hours in... More 

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

Our restaurant staff is very proud of the Salmon wrap made with fresh Salmon from the nearby St. Mary's River! More 

Lockeport, Nova Scotia, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 22, 2014

Sherbrooke Village is right up there with The Habitation at Port Royal ; the Acadian Village and the Fortress at Louisbourg, in giving one an idea of not only the history of the times but also slice of life impression of what it was actually like to live there as a normal person. The staff/ reenactors were knowledgeable and friendly... More 

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

Thanks Our staff and volunteers are the reason that the Sherbrooke Village Old Fashioned Christmas celebration won a Nova Scotia tourism award this year. More 

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