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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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''A walk through a history book''

A very nice historical village. Much to see& learn about. Illustrators did a good job showing us how some things were made. Friendly knowledgeable staff (some have heritage here... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed 4 weeks ago
cecustard
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Franklin, Pennsylvania
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Somerset, Pennsylvania
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59 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I would definitely advise a trip to the Old Bedford Village. It is a great family outing that affords the opportunity to review and teach children about the area history as well as enjoy the beautiful surroundings. There are a lot of interesting attractions nearby too.

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1 Thank Torrie N
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Greeted by a very nice lady at the visitors center who explains the village map. Visiting on a Friday(apparently an off day) might or might not be the best thing. It was very quiet & not busy, we strolled from building to building.Not much to see or do. The few people we encountered working did indeed show how things were... More 

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Thank Vince M
Old_Bedford_Village, Social Media Volunteer at Old Bedford Village, responded to this review

Hello Vince, Thank you for visiting and taking the time to leave a review! We appreciate the kind words about our volunteers and staff, and are sorry you weren't here on a day when more volunteers were available. If you should ever decide to visit us again, please consider using our new app to help enhance your experience in the... More 

Irwin, Pennsylvania
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3 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This is a wonderful place to visit and gain a lot of insight into the area's history. It is a beautiful walk and informative about Bedford's place in history.

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1 Thank fmcclure742010
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

On a lark I revisited the Village after a 20 year gap. It is still the best historical village I have visited over forty years. The new self guiding app initiated on July 2nd is tremendous. It provides a wonderful spoken history of each building. The artisans are knowledgeable and very friendly. It is clear they enjoy sharing their information... More 

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2 Thank Roy A
Old_Bedford_Village, Social Media Volunteer at Old Bedford Village, responded to this review

Hello Roy, Thank you so much for visiting, trying out our new app, and taking the time to write a review! We appreciate your feedback on the app as it gets rolling! We are aware of the data use and are trying to seek ways to decrease it...in the meantime there is also a podcast/download option available for those who... More 

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4 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Wonderful living history enjoyed by everyone in the family. Children ranging from 7 to 16. Everything reasonably priced.

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1 Thank Christina W
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Since i come here to volunteer , i get to see the visitors and how they like it. First off, the staff works hard to make this place as historical as it can be. Always it's clean and family-friendly. I am proud to be able to help it a little more..

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1 Thank Ed G
Baltimore, Maryland
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I visited OBV a couple of times when I was a kid back in the 1980s. Now I have three kids of my own (3, 5, and 10) and was delighted to bring them to the village for the 40th anniversary weekend. As a single mom, finding fun activities that are manageable with my age range is no easy task.... More 

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Irwin, Pennsylvania
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81 reviews
30 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

What a great place. 40 log cabins with knowledgeable persons manning them. We happened to come on old west days with horses,stagecoach rides and gunfights. Very entertaining. Spent 4 hours there. Not a huge Amount of walking but definitely time used in visiting with the people. Saw some items I would have liked to purchase at the pottery house but... More 

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Franklin, Pennsylvania
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111 reviews
73 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

A very nice historical village. Much to see& learn about. Illustrators did a good job showing us how some things were made. Friendly knowledgeable staff (some have heritage here). Well kept property very period realistic.A good place to see&enjoy at your own pace.Would recommend for young or old. They need some roofs... so if you could give a little extra... More 

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1 Thank cecustard
DeWitt, Michigan
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364 reviews
214 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 223 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 weeks ago

There is an entrance fee $11 per person (adult). The village complex consists of 38 buildings. As we entered the Village property, we drove across the Claycomb Covered Bridge. It is a great way to set the mood for our journey back in time. We had a pleasant walk through the Village and I especially liked seeing the uniquely-shaped octagon... More 

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