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Old Bedford Village

220 Sawblade Rd., Bedford, PA 15522
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Ranked #4 of 14 attractions in Bedford
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Historic Sites
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Washington, DC
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290 reviews 290 reviews
58 attraction reviews
96 helpful votes 96 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 28, 2014

We came for a Napoleonic War reenactment, and we were happy we came. We didn't explore much of the Village itself because we had been there previously and didn't have enough time. But this is a fun place, and kids will love it. Adults too.

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22 reviews 22 reviews
5 attraction reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 23, 2014

Much to see here at OBV, the past rebuild or recreated. Artifacts from the 1700's with people dressed in period costumes giving you a tour of several areas. The blacksmith shop, a house, stable, etc. For a small fee it's all yours to see.

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Ligonier, Pennsylvania
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32 reviews 32 reviews
7 attraction reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 19, 2014

If you enjoy United States history this is a great place to bring the kids and visit! My husband and I have been there several times and Old Bedford Village is a place to wander around and get a feel for an important time in our past. If you are able to be there for their reenactments you will not... More

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Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
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100 reviews 100 reviews
40 attraction reviews
28 helpful votes 28 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 16, 2014

Went for the muzzle loader gun show. Make sure you call to find out if they are having guides or at least time period actors. Other wise know the time period to understand what is in the buildings. Both I and my wife love history so we was not disappointed. In fact it was nice not to have the crowds.... More

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14 reviews 14 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 23, 2014

I was here once when i was younger and had a blast but coming back as an adult it wasnt quite as exciting. I will say the recreation they had going on was an all day event and very interesting. We would probably go back and see another recreation of some sorts but just to spend the day there probably... More

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Bedford, PA
4 reviews 4 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 25, 2013

The Bedford County Players are very talented and entertaining. Their home, The Gardner Theatre is located in Old Bedford Village. An excellent place for a wedding at the chapel or the main visitor center for any type of celebration.

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Staten Island, New York, USA
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72 reviews 72 reviews
15 attraction reviews
33 helpful votes 33 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 30, 2013

We went for their pumpkin festival. $10 admission fee, the add ons for certain activities. They have a nice little town set up, people dressed up, acting out roles, very entertaining.

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Wyandotte, Michigan, United States
19 reviews 19 reviews
11 attraction reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 24, 2013

This was my most recent of many visits to Old Bedford Village. There are over 30 authentic historic homes and cabins that give a glimpse into our history. We visited during Pumpkinfest. There were many activities and opportunities to take part in historical activities such as pressing apple cider, and processing grain corn. There were also many beautiful tractors on... More

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Menlo Park, CA
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36 reviews 36 reviews
15 attraction reviews
40 helpful votes 40 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 16, 2013

This is set up like a Williamsburg in miniature: colonial log buildings set along a loop path. Some of the buildings have docents in colonial attire, others had descriptions on the walls. Children can try out hoop rolling, making a punched tin ornament, watch candle making and blacksmithing. There is an old log tavern onsite which serves light meals, ice... More

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Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
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44 reviews 44 reviews
16 attraction reviews
36 helpful votes 36 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 14, 2013

It was raining the day I visited so there weren't many visitors. The interpreter in the Biddle House talked about cooking and baking in a fireplace. The weaver in the Gilson House explained everything about processing flax into thread and then weaving it. I spent 15 to 20 minutes visiting with her. I also spent some time with the cabinet... More

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