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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 2 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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Tillsonburg, Canada
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118 reviews 118 reviews
19 attraction reviews
35 helpful votes 35 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 16, 2014 NEW

I rarely give out a 5 rating but this place has it. Knowledgeable people, well done building, amazing craftspeople and very affordable. You get to talk to these people as they show you their trade be it the blacksmith or woodworker. Talk to people who grew up in this village and experienced this way of life firsthand. A loom that... More

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Chicago, IL
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4 attraction reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 12, 2014

We'd planned on visiting Sherbrooke Village for an our or so. Five hours later, we only left because it was getting late. The buildings are beautifully presented and the interpreters are well-informed and interesting. We thoroughly enjoyed our visit, and enjoyed witnessing the skills of the artisans who plied their trades so beautifully for us.

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Mornington Peninsula
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10 reviews 10 reviews
6 attraction reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 7, 2014

We stopped at Sherbrooke to have a coffee and a walk. We got talking to a lady dressed in period costume about the village so we decided to have a tour. It was one if not the best attractions we have been to of this kind. I think also that it being mostly all original not reproductions makes it all... More

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Queensbury, New York
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26 reviews 26 reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 7, 2014

What a nice break in the day. We drove from Fortress Louisburg to Port Dufferin (stayed at Marquis of Suffering Seaside Inn - a really great find) and stopped about twenty miles before Port Suffering at Sherbrooke Village. The town is amazing with everyone dressed up in vintage costumes and explaining thru way of life. It is the actual town... More

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Boston, Massachusetts
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21 reviews 21 reviews
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10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 6, 2014

The museum is top rated. I go to many museums around New England that have very few people in character. All of these museum staff are masters of their craft and clearly love their jobs. Sherbrooke was an old gold mining town..so those of you from the West would really enjoy this restored village. They have a tea house on... More

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PDG
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20 reviews 20 reviews
6 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 5, 2014

You really get a feel of how things were back in the day. Worth a little trip to see. Make sure you bring some comfortable walking shoes.

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midlands
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27 reviews 27 reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 29, 2014

What I liked was that the town had been cut off and the houses returned to victorian times as they were. Very few houses had been brought there. The hotel where there was a cafe was not in victorian style inside which we found strange. The food was good.

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Lethbridge, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 28, 2014

Fantastic, really good day out for all the family. Staff made the day really interesting and great fun.

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Blackpool, United Kingdom
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9 reviews 9 reviews
3 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 17, 2014

We visited here at the request of myself and my daughter. Husband and son were not too keen but we all had a great time. You basically go back in time. Everyone is dressed in traditional dress and are carrying out traditional jobs. We were shown how a printing press works, how to spin wool, how to use a loom.... More

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Gaspe, Canada
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3 reviews 3 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 16, 2014

Amazing village worth stopping for wish I was still there not enough time in 3 hours you need the day only thing was disappointing no info on history of the town why is become the village but great experience worth going again :)

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