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“The reenactments and special programs are fun for the family.”

Old Bedford Village
Ranked #1 of 17 things to do in Bedford
Certificate of Excellence
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Recommended length of visit: 2-3 hours
Owner description: Old Bedford Village is a living history museum located in historic Bedford, Pennsylvania. We have nearly 40 structures including authentic 18th and 19th century buildings, moved from original locations throughout our region, representing trade shops and residences. The Village also includes some present-day construction designed to replicate the buildings found in a 18th - 19th century Village. Visit the general store, apothecary, jail, blacksmith, tinsmith, candlemaking and woodworking shops, and much more! Special events are scheduled throughout the season, including living history encampments, Murder Mystery Evenings, and Candlelit Christmas. PLEASE NOTE: OLD BEDFORD VILLAGE IS OPEN DAILY EXCEPT FOR WEDNESDAYS FROM MEMORIAL DAY - LABOR DAY, AND THURSDAY - SUNDAY FROM LABOR DAY - OCTOBER 31. WE ARE ALSO OPEN THE FIRST TWO SATURDAYS OF DECEMBER FROM 5 PM - 9 PM FOR OUR CANDLELIT CHRISTMAS EVENT. For more information: Visit our website Find us on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram Search for us on the App Store and download the Old Bedford Village Interactive Tour App
Reviewed November 25, 2013

The Bedford County Players are very talented and entertaining. Their home, The Gardner Theatre is located in Old Bedford Village. An excellent place for a wedding at the chapel or the main visitor center for any type of celebration.

1  Thank lktBedford_PA
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"civil war"
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"re enactors"
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"living history"
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"candle making"
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"broom maker"
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"special events"
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"candle maker"
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"step back in time"
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"welcome center"
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"murder mystery"
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"frontier life"
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"post office"
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"covered bridge"
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Reviewed October 30, 2013

We went for their pumpkin festival. $10 admission fee, the add ons for certain activities. They have a nice little town set up, people dressed up, acting out roles, very entertaining.

2  Thank MrsBattsNY
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Reviewed October 24, 2013

This was my most recent of many visits to Old Bedford Village. There are over 30 authentic historic homes and cabins that give a glimpse into our history. We visited during Pumpkinfest. There were many activities and opportunities to take part in historical activities such as pressing apple cider, and processing grain corn. There were also many beautiful tractors on display. There was also candle making and other crafts.

3  Thank Louis D
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Reviewed October 16, 2013

This is set up like a Williamsburg in miniature: colonial log buildings set along a loop path. Some of the buildings have docents in colonial attire, others had descriptions on the walls. Children can try out hoop rolling, making a punched tin ornament, watch candle making and blacksmithing. There is an old log tavern onsite which serves light meals, ice cream and cookies at very reasonable prices.

2  Thank c3graces
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Reviewed October 14, 2013

It was raining the day I visited so there weren't many visitors. The interpreter in the Biddle House talked about cooking and baking in a fireplace. The weaver in the Gilson House explained everything about processing flax into thread and then weaving it. I spent 15 to 20 minutes visiting with her. I also spent some time with the cabinet maker. I stopped in the Pendergrass Tavern for a cup of hot cider. Even the tavern keeper was able to talk about life in the tavern. One thing I have found about places like this is that the people who work or volunteer are very passionate about what they do and keeping their craft alive.

2  Thank AuntieFlo
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