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“Fun for young and old”

Old Bethpage Village Restoration
Reviewed 31 July 2018

Visited Old Bethpage Village when I was a kid, and returned 30 years later with my family. The kids enjoyed it, as well as we adults. It's charming, not too big, but spread out enough to feel like it's a nice retreat from the surrounding towns.
Plenty of live actors present to ask questions, and enjoyed the collection of old houses they relocated here for preservation. I wish there were more to this village, though. Still a nice half day excursion.

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Reviewed 27 June 2018

If you go on a weekend when activities are going on, you could easily spend 3-5 hours here. Aside from visiting all the historic buildings, you can watch and talk to reenactors, watch a battle reenactment, watch an old time baseball game, or take photos of all the architecture and scenery. Check website for events going on. Very entertaining for most anyone. And it is great they have restored and are preserving so much history.

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Reviewed 21 May 2018

very muddy field but the event for the weekend was well received. The living historians were well prepared on the what they were showing to the hundreds of people ( use of tanks, guns, vehicles, other weapons of the period ). Not exactly an event for children but for adults who served in military

Thank cvlwargnl
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Reviewed 5 March 2018 via mobile

Colonial Williamsburg on a small scale. Perfect for a day trip. It gets
Hot in the summer! Each house
Takes you back in time
As volunteers in period dress explain life
In the 18th
Century

Thank awrfc1
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Reviewed 22 October 2017

I can remember first going to Old Bethpage over 40 years ago through a grade school field trip, then several times over the next 4 decades as a day date with my then girlfriend, afterwards with my new wife and then several times with my young daughters. Set aside in Nassau County is an area that after walking through the gates you step back into the mid 1800''s. They have over 20 original buildings which have been relocated from various locations on Long Island and now formulate the era Village. Some of the buildings which you are allowed to visit include a Church, a working Farm, the Layton General Store (where among several items for sale; they have those hard candy swizzle sticks; which still even now young kids love), a School House, a Blacksmithery, a Hat maker and several homesteads. Each of the open houses have docents in period clothing and offer information about the building your visiting and of the entire Restoration Village. Throughout their open season the Village host many events; in the summer months on the weekends there is old time baseball game and after its completion, there is usually a pick up game where they allow older kids and parents play also as it was in the 1860's. The Long Island Fair is held here every September and in October they offer Fright Nights which is more then just a haunted house. The cost to visit the Village is 12 dollars an adult and I believe 8 for a child. The area is expansive and has picnic areas; so for that cost you could actually consider packing a lunch and making a good portion of a day out here. Two other quick buildings of note: the Powell House which is actually one of the original homes to the property and the Noon Inn where stopping for a birch root beer and hard pretzel is almost considered a must.

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