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Old Bedford Village

220 Sawblade Rd., Bedford, PA 15522
814-623-1156
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Ranked #5 of 14 attractions in Bedford
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Historic Sites
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Bedford, Pennsylvania
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35 reviews 35 reviews
17 attraction reviews
42 helpful votes 42 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2014 NEW

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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105 reviews 105 reviews
30 attraction reviews
48 helpful votes 48 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2014 NEW

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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New York City, New York
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11 reviews 11 reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2014 NEW

A handful of old shops and a few so-so restaurants, but not a place I would go back to. There really isn't much to do here. The only place worth going to is 10/09 restaurant. It's a BYOB place but the food is awesome. Other than than, there isn't much to do here. The shops aren't worth going into. They... More

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Boston, Massachusetts
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66 reviews 66 reviews
28 attraction reviews
42 helpful votes 42 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2014 NEW

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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new jersey
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106 reviews 106 reviews
8 attraction reviews
122 helpful votes 122 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 17, 2014

From where you park to where you enter is ridiculous. This was ok, but would not go back. It could be more interesting and exciting, leaves a lot to be desired.

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Montgomery County, PA
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108 reviews 108 reviews
34 attraction reviews
99 helpful votes 99 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 17, 2014

Old Bedford village is a collection of 18th and 19th century buildings from Bedford County. Many if, not most, were disassembled and relocated here to recreate what a village in the Bedford area would have looked like in the past. Some of the buildings are devoted to certain crafts: spinning/weaving, metal work, baking, retail, blacksmithing etc. When we visited there... More

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Everett, Pennsylvania
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12 reviews 12 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed July 14, 2014

Re-enactments from Civil War thru Vietnam? Frontier village, 1750-1850? Front for gun shows? Not kept up well. Gunsmith Billy is a real piece of work. Some buildings read for scrap heap. Admission WAY overpriced. I cannot in good conscience recommend it. Do almost anything for $$$$. I know I've been there last time,

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

Hello, I am sorry that you have had some negative experiences at Old Bedford Village in the past. It appears from your comments that you haven't visited recently, in spite of just posting this review. The employee you referenced has not been with us for some time now. Yes, our Village does cover multiple time periods. The fact is that... More

Washington, DC
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290 reviews 290 reviews
58 attraction reviews
98 helpful votes 98 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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JOHNSTOWN
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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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34 reviews 34 reviews
7 attraction reviews
20 helpful votes 20 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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