Sherbrooke Village

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Sherbrooke Village
4.5
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Sherbrooke Village is Nova Scotia’s largest Provincial Museum with 25 heritage buildings brought to life by costumed interpreters. In the 1860s, timber tall ships and gold ruled life along the St. Mary’s River, turning the community of Sherbrooke into a prosperous boom town. Today, the picturesque village still stands proud, just as it did more than 100 years ago. At Sherbrooke Village, every day is a trip back in time as Nova Scotia’s 19th century heritage is brought to life by the blacksmiths, potters, weavers, wood turners and printers. Get dressed up and “Step Into 1867” to become a part of the Village story. Visit our new Indigenous Art Centre or have your photo taken at Canada’s only commercial Ambrotype glass photo studio. Our activities, learning programs, workshops for children and adults, and schedule of special events make it easy to get your hands on history all summer long! Visit Village Treasures and Gifts for that special item or McDaniels's Tea Room and Restaurant.
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nslisa
Nova Scotia1,134 contributions
Great Visit, Looking Forward to a Post COVID return
Sep 2020 • Couples
We visited the Village on September 7.

Normally you can wander around and explore but in this Time of COVID it’s guided tours only. You also only have limited access to the buildings.

On the upside, once you see those little bits and peak through the windows you know you have to go back.

The buildings are very well maintained and the site still has one permanent resident. The guides are very knowledgeable and welcome questions.

It’s still worth visiting even with the restrictions and I am really glad we took the time to do it this summer.
Written September 9, 2020
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Thank you so much for visiting us in September 2020, despite Covid-19. We sincerely hope that you can visit us again when you can enjoy our usual offer of activities and the freedom to roam!
Written January 29, 2021
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sebim
yarmouth179 contributions
Covid let down
Sep 2020 • Couples
We decided to do a staycation because of Covid and booked into Liscombe lodge thinking we would explore the area. One spot on the list was going to be a trip to Sherbrooke Village we haven’t been in years. Well I can understand restrictions due to Covid but the province needs to step up its game ,I can now go shopping in a mall with a mask on but can’t stroll through the village unless it’s a guided tour and most buildings were closed . Our plan was to have a lite lunch but that was closed the lady at reception was very nice but two other couples left as well. This is supposed to be run by the province as far as I understand and they should be promoting locals visiting. We have cut our trip here short and are heading to Cape Breton. We might be back but probably not .
Written September 8, 2020
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We are so sorry to hear that you were disappointed with your visit to Sherbrooke Village. The situation with Covid-19 was a learning experience for all of us and we were doing what we thought was best to keep our staff and visitors safe. Please do give us another chance when the threat of disease is behind us and we can throw our doors open to all!
Written January 14, 2021
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Caltrac15
88 contributions
Covid disappointing.
Aug 2020 • Couples
Only guided tours so you can’t go at your own pace. Most buildings closed, very few displays. This could be an awesome place but sure could use some fresh ideas and creativity to bring this gem alive. There is so much opportunity to bring our history to life here and so much can be done outside so all could enjoy. This place has potential but needs new, fresh, young ideas!
Written August 19, 2020
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We are so sorry to hear that you were disappointed with your visit to Sherbrooke Village. The situation with Covid-19 was a learning experience for all of us and we were doing what we thought was best to keep our staff and visitors safe. Tour guides were taking their groups into buildings but due to cleaning requirements between each group of visitors we were required to close doors in between groups. Please do give us another chance when the threat of disease is behind us and we can throw our doors open to all!
Written January 14, 2021
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JDavidHalifax
Halifax, Nova Scotia115 contributions
Back in time
Aug 2020
Staycation in Sherbrooke Village:
If you are looking for a great day – yes it would be a full day, I would highly recommend a trip down the #7 to Sherbrooke Village.
They are open Daily 9:30 am to 5:00 pm for visits with guided tours (When Covid 19 Restrictions Allow, Watch for Updates) and admissions for guided tours is by donation.
This was our first 2020 Staycation visit. We spent a very enjoyable two hour visit with a guided tour on a beautiful Saturday afternoon. During our trip down the Eastern Shore, we stopped by Taylor’s Head Beach just before Sheet Harbour (80 minute drive from Dartmouth) and enjoyed a quick walk on the beach. We stopped by Liscombe Lodge to check out our Saturday night reservation and had a quick picnic lunch by the River before driving twenty minutes to Sherbrooke Village. This is the the village's 50th Anniversary but due to Covid, all 2020 Special Events and Learning Camps are re-scheduled for 2021.
A bit of history from their website: “The French were the first European visitors to Sherbrooke, as early as 1655. By 1815 the settlement which developed at the head of navigation became known as Sherbrooke, in honour of Sir John Coape Sherbrooke, Lieutenant Governor of Nova Scotia. For years the community prospered, supported by farming, fishing and the timber trade. Busy mills produced deal, planks, laths, spars, ships' knees and shingles for the British and West Indian markets. In 1861, the cry of "Gold!" was heard and the town became a live and energetic mining camp. Nineteen mining companies had flocked to participate in the discovery by 1869 and Sherbrooke boomed. The boom lasted approximately 20 years, a time which could be described as Sherbrooke's Golden Age. The Sherbrooke Village Restoration area was established in 1969 to conserve a part of Sherbrooke as it was during the last half of the 1800s. Today, you can explore this amazing village with its 25 original buildings, to experience life as it was along the St. Mary’s River before the 1900s. Hear tales about the village as costumed interpreters bring history to life”.
Our personal tour guide (complete with mask) was wonderful. She had a direct line back to the prominent Cuminger family. Thank you for a great afternoon.
Written August 10, 2020
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HenriettandRalph
New Glasgow, Canada30 contributions
Step back in Time
Jul 2020
A return visit after many years. It was a great morning with sunny weather. With several buildings open to explore and craftspeople such as Blacksmith, Furniture maker, Pottery and Print shop where one can see craftspeople doing the jobs as they were done about 1900.

A great venue for all ages - would recommend at least a couple hours. As these are original period structures it is not completely accessible.

In spite of Covid19 a good time with excellent guide.
Written July 26, 2020
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googled
Okotoks, Canada22 contributions
Really Great
Sep 2019
My husband spent the day learning to be a blacksmith; he absolutely loved it. He was busy all day long. No sitting. I traveled around the village. Lots of houses closed due to time of the year but I still enjoyed being in this beautiful, peaceful place.
Written November 6, 2019
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Busylizzy56
Southend-on-Sea, UK22 contributions
Great place to visit
Sep 2019 • Couples
We stopped off here on our way back to Halifax and were so glad we took the time and trouble to do so. The village was enchanting, the interpreters were dressed in period costume and were very informative about the buildings and the people who had lived there. So unusual to see a whole village frozen in time as it were, we easily spent three hours there.
Written September 9, 2019
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scottjnpg
Aurora, MO163 contributions
Take a step back in time.
Jul 2019
This is a very nice place to visit. This recreation of a19th century nova scotia village is very well done. You take a stroll thru the town and visit all the shops that were in the village at that time. You can visit with people playing the part of one of the people of that time. Time well spent.
Written September 7, 2019
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Steve M
Toronto, Canada9 contributions
AMAZING step back into history
Aug 2019 • Family
We thoroughly enjoyed out visit to Sherbrooke Village. I felt we had actually been transported back to the year 1860. THe staff were so informative and realistic. I highly recommend the EXPLORER package. By dressing in the garb of the time you truly feel like a local. The clothing was so realistic and the skill of those who made them is outstanding. You will not be disappointed if you visit and immerse yourself in the village. Give yourself at least 3-4 hours to really enjoy and talk to the characters in the various buildings. I would go again in a heartbeat!
Written August 29, 2019
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Scott M
Halifax, Canada10 contributions
A great trip back in time.
Aug 2019 • Couples
While taking a trip down the eastern shore my wife and I stopped into the village. It was a great trip back in time. It was interesting to see how people lived in the 1800's we were there about an hour and a half but could have easily spent more time if we had it.
Written August 28, 2019
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