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Old Bedford Village

Address: 220 Sawblade Rd., Bedford, PA 15522
Phone Number: 814-623-1156
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Ranked #4 of 17 Attractions in Bedford
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Historic Sites, Cultural
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Type: Historic Sites, Cultural
Hours:
Thu - Tue 9:00 am - 5:00 pm

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Bethlehem
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129 reviews 129 reviews
90 attraction reviews
109 helpful votes 109 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 30, 2014

My husband and I decided to take in the attractions in the town of our hotel. We hit it right with the fall special event going on. Which meant all the Artisans were there dressed in costume of the era. Watching the Potter and the Blacksmiths at work was very interesting. We loved the old buildings with the period furniture... More 

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Timonium, Maryland
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6 reviews 6 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 23, 2014

very realistic even though the cabins were brought in from other areas. The docents were very nice.Worth the time to see this.

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Thorold, Canada
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38 reviews 38 reviews
25 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 24, 2014

My now wife and I stopped here last year on our way home from Washington DC. The trip happened to be during a heatwave that led us here burnt and tired. It was a great little stop that we are constantly recommending.

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Lock Haven, Pennsylvania
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6 reviews 6 reviews
3 attraction reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 20, 2014

We arrived close to closing time but still wanted to go in. Had a lot of interaction with the folks doing the reenactments who told is a lot of the history of the homes and what everything was used for. Definitely a good stop and great to see the history of the homes and buildings being able to live on.

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Columbus, Ohio
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8 reviews 8 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 14, 2014

Large village with numerous restored historic buildings. Costume interpreters, gift shop, price is $10.00 per adults.

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed October 6, 2014

I remember going to obv as a kid. We went every few years but haven't been there in 10 years. It was so disappointing this year. Some if the buildings are falling apart, others are closed, and the rest were so dirty. Its sad there are not many places left like this. The village needs alot of work.

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

Thank you very much for visiting Old Bedford Village and for taking the time to write a review. We just wanted to take a moment to respond to some of your concerns. We know that we have some buildings that are in need of repair. As a privately funded non-profit facility that relies heavily on volunteers and donations, we often... More 

Bryn Mawr, Pennsylvania
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22 reviews 22 reviews
8 attraction reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 29, 2014

We took our young children to visit the Village and they thoroughly enjoyed it. Several of the buildings had costumed guides who spoke about their jobs and the buildings. All of the buildings had some signage to help the interpretation. It's a great spot for children. It's a living history museum and not a "don't touch" museum. You get the... More 

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GEORGETOWN
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34 reviews 34 reviews
11 attraction reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 22, 2014

My husband and I stopped to see the village last Friday. It is one of the most interesting places we have visited. The people that were in the shops were so friendly and took their time talking to you, answering all our questions. I would definitely recommend stopping to see Old Bedford Village.

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Tucker
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25 reviews 25 reviews
12 attraction reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 18, 2014

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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33 reviews 33 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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