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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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Touring Eastern Shore

Very informative and interesting like going back in time. People are in costumes from that era and doing activities and demonstrations.

5 of 5 starsReviewed July 19, 2015
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Truro, Canada
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Truro, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 19, 2015

Very informative and interesting like going back in time. People are in costumes from that era and doing activities and demonstrations.

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Saskatoon, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 11, 2015

We were here last year on our trip to the East coast and we thought at the time the place was amazing. The staff was awesome, the buildings were beautiful, and lucky for us at the time it was very quiet. Every staff member we talked to took the time to really talk to us. None of them seemed bored... More 

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Halifax, Canada
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2015

We made the impromptu drive out with the kids looking forward to spending some time wandering the old village. We were surprised when we arrived to find the cost for a family to be near $40. While I can understand and appreciate there being a cost, I personally found $40 to be steep. The cost of admission is ultimately what... More 

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

Hi Erin. The sawmill is certainly one of the highlights. More and more visitors who frequent our museums across the are taking advantage of the Nova Scotia Museum Pass. Visit and re-visit as many of the 28 Nova Scotia Museum sites in the province as often as you like for a 12 month period. More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 5, 2015

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

Thanks for stopping by. We're always happy to see our friends from England. The leeches always invite a lot of discussion. More 

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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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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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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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 

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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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