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Old Bedford Village

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Address: 220 Sawblade Rd., Bedford, PA 15522
Phone Number: 814-623-1156
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9:00 am - 5:00 pm
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Thu - Tue 9:00 am - 5:00 pm

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Wonderful fall visit

Recreation of a late 1700's village based on Bedford, Pa. Craftsmen at work on traditional items, i.e.; blacksmith, candle maker, tinsmith. We went during the pumpkin festival... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed October 17, 2015
not Pittsburgh
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Hershey, Pennsylvania
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13 reviews
8 attraction reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Bedford Village has several old log structures. Their events include Civil War Reenactments which we loved. This is a fantastic place to visit for the entire family, all ages and is very educational.

Thank Chevi C
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49 reviews
46 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

A wonderful visit for couples and families. A walk into the towns past (pre-21st century) with staff showcasing how life may have been back then. You'll meet the shop keeper, tavern keeper, pharmacist, the potter, blacksmith and more!!! This place is a lot of fun and a great break from the Omni Hotel if that's where you're staying.

1 Thank Emma E
Bensalem, Pennsylvania
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46 reviews
7 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 21, 2015

A sunny autumn Friday proved the perfect time to visit Old Bedford Village, a collection of nearly 40 salvaged or reproduced log, stone & frame Bedford County buildings dating back to the area's frontier days. Lacking the stuffy formality of most preserved museum villages, Old Bedford was both child and pet friendly. While attendance was light on the day of... More 

1 Thank OldBridges
not Pittsburgh
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39 reviews
11 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 17, 2015

Recreation of a late 1700's village based on Bedford, Pa. Craftsmen at work on traditional items, i.e.; blacksmith, candle maker, tinsmith. We went during the pumpkin festival with hayrides, a corn maze and other activities for kids and adults. An accurate recreation of early american life. Anyone interested in this era in history will want to visit. We pan to... More 

1 Thank 00MikeC3
Painesville, Ohio
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6 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 11, 2015

If you enjoy the history of the early settlers in the area and what they endured to survive, this is a great place to visit. I was surprised at how many structures have been preserved and open to the public. The staff and volunteers were knowledgeable and so friendly. It is especially beautiful in the fall. I plan to visit... More 

Thank oldleroy2
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8 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 11, 2015

I wasn't expecting much when I pulled up, but this living history village proved to be a worthwhile visit!! The staff/volunteers were all very informative and hospitable, and the houses are marvelous. You really feel like you are stepping back in time!! The potter and the chandler (candlemaker) were my favorites. Be sure to check this out!!

Thank djsharon
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23 reviews
6 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 3, 2015

The village is made up of buildings that were gathered and moved from the local area. Buildings range from 1700's to mid 1800's. Only $10 to get in. Lots of things to see.

Thank Terry V
Mill Hall, Pennsylvania
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9 reviews
5 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 28, 2015

Wonderful place to visit if you love history. The interpreters are very knowledgeable about their area of expertise. I really enjoyed talking to the lady making the trim for aprons etc. She had a wonderful wooden machine to help her make the trim, and was excited to demonstrate to anyone that would watch. The candle making building was great too,... More 

Thank vivienne s
Baltimore, MD
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4 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 15, 2015

If you've driven the middle to western end of the Pennsylvania turnpike, you've probably passed this attraction or seen the billboards for it a million times. We did for like 20 years until one day we decided to skip the Bedford service plaza and check out the town itself. What a wonderful surprise -- charming town, good restaurants and interesting... More 

1 Thank Stogie5
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7 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 14, 2015

My kids loved walking around and looking at the village. It was beautiful and very informative. We would love to come back when we have more time to visit.

Thank smoakygirl

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