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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, Cultural
Owner description: Sherbrooke Village depicts a Nova Scotian village from 1860 to pre-WW1. With 80 buildings, over 25...
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Type: Museums, Cultural
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.
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Sydney, Australia
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99 reviews 99 reviews
46 attraction reviews
22 helpful votes 22 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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London, United Kingdom
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156 reviews 156 reviews
69 attraction reviews
81 helpful votes 81 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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Warren, Michigan, United States
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54 reviews 54 reviews
16 attraction reviews
24 helpful votes 24 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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Somerset, England
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409 reviews 409 reviews
281 attraction reviews
258 helpful votes 258 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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Frodsham
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27 reviews 27 reviews
10 attraction reviews
15 helpful votes 15 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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Okotoks, Canada
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8 reviews 8 reviews
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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Palmetto
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25 attraction reviews
47 helpful votes 47 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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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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Lutterworth, United Kingdom
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93 reviews 93 reviews
55 attraction reviews
41 helpful votes 41 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 25, 2014

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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23 reviews 23 reviews
18 helpful votes 18 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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