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Address: 220 Sawblade Rd, Bedford, PA 15522-7702
Phone Number:
+1 814-623-1156
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09:00 - 17:00
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Thu - Tue 09:00 - 17:00
Recommended length of visit: 2-3 hours
Description:

Old Bedford Village is a living history museum located in historic Bedford,...

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.

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Old Bedford Village is not a reconstruction of a specific time or place. It was designed as a tourist attraction (a "living history" village) showing what life was like at... read more

Reviewed 19 September 2016
Mary S
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McKees Rocks, Pennsylvania
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Danbury, Connecticut
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23 reviews
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Reviewed 22 September 2016

Two railfans on a cloudy day poor for photography spent some time here. We found the spinning, pottery, and leather working stops to be quite interesting, also the story of how the village was put in place. Well worth the time to stop.

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Rockville, Maryland
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4 reviews
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Reviewed 21 September 2016

Interesting and pleasant place to visit, but most of the buildings are not original to the location and the history was not clear. Perhaps we need to learn more about the history of the area.

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1 Thank ginny348
McKees Rocks, Pennsylvania
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12 reviews
4 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
Reviewed 19 September 2016

Old Bedford Village is not a reconstruction of a specific time or place. It was designed as a tourist attraction (a "living history" village) showing what life was like at different times in the 18th and 19th centuries. So, while it is not Williamsburg, it is worth a visit. In addition to the many buildings, they have crafters who enjoy... More 

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1 Thank Mary S
Newark, Delaware
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 7 September 2016

Even though it was very hot the day we visited, the experience was enjoyable. There was potter and a blacksmith there demonstrating their craft. The day we visited, the 'union generals' were planning a presentation later in the day. So, the houses, store, tavern were mostly unoccupied as they were all visiting together in the town center. I would have... More 

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1 Thank Nancy4635
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 5 September 2016 via mobile

We happened upon Old Bedford Village while looking for someplace to visit before heading home to eastern Pennsylvnia. It's very close to the Bedford exit on the PA Turnpike, so convenience was a factor. It was so unpretentious from the outside we almost didn't go in; what a blunder that would have been! After paying a modest admission fee ($10... More 

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2 Thank John S
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21 reviews
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Reviewed 4 September 2016 via mobile

A beautiful place to bring the family. Nice open area where kids can run and learn about the historic parts of our country.

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1 Thank Maricela M
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 September 2016

We spent a few hours and stopped in the "old saloon" for some lemonade and root beer. Good for family, would suggest you don't go on a hot day or start early.

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3 Thank 589leahe
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Reviewed 30 August 2016 via mobile

This was a place to just stroke around and enjoy! The volunteer staff was friendly and knowledgeable. The kids loved the potter's shop. The horses slobbered a lot!!

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2 Thank P.D. S
Alliston, Canada
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Reviewed 23 August 2016

This is a neat collection of old wooden houses, some are log homes, it is similar to lots of other collections. There is a nice area for re-enactments.

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McConnellsburg, Pennsylvania
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 23 August 2016 via mobile

Bedford village is really cool! Fun for kids n adults. All the people that reenact the different time periods are real knowledgeable and friendly, you can feel the experience n their passion for the part they r portraying. What a relaxing and educational step back in history👍🏻

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