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Old Bedford Village

220 Sawblade Rd., Bedford, PA 15522
814-623-1156
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Ranked #5 of 15 Attractions in Bedford
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Historic Sites
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Tucker
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20 reviews 20 reviews
10 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 18, 2014 NEW

Terrific compendium of historical and/or recreated buildings to pull a village together. Docents knowledgable and friendly along with village felines. Each building had it's own unique history. Picnic tables outside to enjoy a peaceful lunch. Great way to spend a relaxing morning.

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Scranton, PA
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32 reviews 32 reviews
10 attraction reviews
34 helpful votes 34 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2014

We visit Old Bedford Village every August as part of a Living History group, and I always call it my end-of-summer retreat. And an escape it is -- back into colonial times. The houses are not reproductions, but reconstructions of original buildings, and they include a barn, church, schoolhouses, a tavern, and various other properties. There is a lovely pond,... More

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Adelphi, Maryland
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 25, 2014

Re-enactors were informative and genial and to varying degrees even charismatic. This was a stimulating leisure experience -educational, social, and to some degree even physical (i.e. You park and walk, instead of park and sit). It is destination that locals should be proud of!

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Newville, Pennsylvania
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8 reviews 8 reviews
4 attraction reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 24, 2014

Unlike, say, Williamsburg, Bedford Village is not a restored settlement on-site, but a collection of old houses and other structures moved to the site and reconstructed. It's just a bit eclectic, which is fine. The real gem, in my view, consists of the costumed interpreters, who without fail were genial and informative. Do research beforehand to find out when it's... More

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Rockville, Maryland, United States
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44 reviews 44 reviews
16 attraction reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 6, 2014

The re-enactors are knowledgeable and very interesting. They ply their crafts right in front of you, and are very helpful in explaining the time period and setting...

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McLean, Virginia
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27 reviews 27 reviews
6 attraction reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 4, 2014

Enjoy a few special hours here! Highly recommend for people of ALL ages. Even would make a nice date, or family reunion activity. My teens had a blast exploring the houses on their own and filling out the Treasure Hunt questionnaire. The staff gave excellent information and loved what they do. The grounds are beautiful and lovely to walk around.... More

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Latrobe, Pennsylvania
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13 reviews 13 reviews
8 attraction reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 28, 2014

I had wanted to check this place out during their Christmas Candlelight tour but never made it. I did get there during a summer day. This attraction is privately owned. The admission is $10 for adults. I had an online coupon for $2 off. It is a self-guided walking tour around a circular path lined with log structures. Some of... More

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Bedford, Pennsylvania
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37 reviews 37 reviews
17 attraction reviews
45 helpful votes 45 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2014

This place used to be full of old furniture and keepsakes. There used to be many stories shared by the volunteers but in recent years has declined, antiques are missing and less volunteers to share stories. Some buildings were not even open the last two times I have been there. I will not return,

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Brampton, Canada
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109 reviews 109 reviews
30 attraction reviews
50 helpful votes 50 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2014

Although closed the day we dropped by, we did have the opportunity to ride our motorcycles through a goodly portion of the village before getting back underway. We actually stopped to view the covered bridge (which is part of another recommended tour in the area). I would like to go back and have a good look see when it is... More

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Old Bedford V, Social Media Volunteer at Old Bedford Village, responded to this review

We're glad you enjoyed what you saw! Hopefully your travels will bring you back our way some day when we are open or holding a special event! Thank you for taking the time to post a review. More

Boston, Massachusetts
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70 reviews 70 reviews
28 attraction reviews
44 helpful votes 44 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2014

Old Bedford Village is a wonderful escape into the town's history. The village showcases how life was back in pre-21st century with staff re-enacting what life may have been like back then; the potter, the pharmacist, the tavern keeper, the shop keeper, children's games and many/much more. This is a fun event and activity for singles, couples and especially families.... More

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Old Bedford V, Social Media Volunteer at Old Bedford Village, responded to this review

We're so glad you enjoyed your visit. Thank you for taking the time to post a review! More

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