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Old Bedford Village

220 Sawblade Rd, Bedford, PA 15522-7702
+1 814-623-1156
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Colonial Williamsburg on a smaller scale

The property houses period homes and shops and is a wonderful stop for families with children. It... read more

Reviewed 1 August 2016
John P
Allentown, Pennsylvania

The guides were really informative! The kids learned a lot and really enjoyed the hands on... read more

Reviewed 28 July 2016
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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
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Hours Today: 09:00 - 17:00
Suggested Duration: 2-3 hours
220 Sawblade Rd, Bedford, PA 15522-7702
+1 814-623-1156
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Reviewed 1 August 2016

The property houses period homes and shops and is a wonderful stop for families with children. It does not have the upper end homes and history that surrounds Williamsburg, VA, but does give a thorough history of what life was like during the late 1700's...More

Thank John P
Reviewed 28 July 2016 via mobile

The guides were really informative! The kids learned a lot and really enjoyed the hands on experience! I strongly recommend to other families! It's a great way to learn about early American history

1  Thank KELLY G
Reviewed 28 July 2016

I enjoyed listening and talking to some of the "interpreters". The broom maker, potter, and blacksmith were my favorites. In one of the houses, there was a cat named Jack. The interpreter for that house told us how he came to live at Old Bedford...More

1  Thank Kira L
Reviewed 26 July 2016 via mobile

I've been here 4 times and would definitely return. I love the history and the atmosphere! The covered bridge is a joy to drive through!

1  Thank tigger337
Reviewed 26 July 2016

Traveling with middle school children, was good to relate school and real world. It was interesting for them to see the size of homes 200 years ago.

1  Thank TMB072015
Reviewed 10 July 2016

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...More

1  Thank Torrie N
Reviewed 10 July 2016

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...More

1  Thank Vince M
Old_Bedford_Village, Social Media Volunteer at Old Bedford Village, responded to this reviewResponded 11 July 2016

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...More

Reviewed 8 July 2016

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.

2  Thank fmcclure742010
Reviewed 7 July 2016

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....More

2  Thank Roy A
Old_Bedford_Village, Social Media Volunteer at Old Bedford Village, responded to this reviewResponded 11 July 2016

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...More

Reviewed 7 July 2016 via mobile

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

1  Thank Christina W
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Carl V
12 November 2016|
Response from tigger337 | Reviewed this property |
They are currently closed for the season. They have a special event scheduled for Dec 3 and 10.
20 October 2016|
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Response from Christina W | Reviewed this property |
Hours of Operation: Open Memorial Day Weekend through Labor Day. Monday - Sunday 9 AM to 5 PM. Closed Wednesdays. September through October; Thursday - Sunday 9 AM to 5 PM. Old Bedford Village will be closed for the winter... More
Brandie G
15 September 2016|
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Response from TMB072015 | Reviewed this property |
I knew some Mocks growing up. And one was a Harry Mock. Very common name. My daughter is going our family tree and I will see if we have any connections. Try the Chestnut Ridge High School for Mocks. The towns would be... More

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