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Old Bedford Village

Closed Now: 9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Open today: 9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
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enjoyed touring the Village

Enjoyed seeing the houses that had been moved here and listening to the interpreters even though at... read more

Reviewed 25 October 2018
Forest Hill, Maryland
Excellent Attraction

Convenient to The PA Turnpike, and Route 30. Just north of the town of Bedford. Many buildings to... read more

Reviewed 23 October 2018
Philip M
Gettysburg, Pennsylvania
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“living history”(10 reviews)
“candle making”(8 reviews)
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...more
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220 Sawblade Rd, Bedford, PA 15522-7702
+1 814-623-1156
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Reviewed 25 October 2018

Enjoyed seeing the houses that had been moved here and listening to the interpreters even though at this time of the year there weren't many. Took us about 2 hours to tour the Village and I'm sure when there are more interpreters it would take...More

1  Thank Beachbumjudi
Reviewed 23 October 2018

Convenient to The PA Turnpike, and Route 30. Just north of the town of Bedford. Many buildings to explore, entrace over covered bridge.

1  Thank Philip M
Reviewed 15 October 2018

We stopped by here on the way to Virginia and it was very nice. The folks portraying early settlers do a nice job and answer questions about the area and the era.

1  Thank Bill M
Reviewed 8 October 2018

The kids had a good time and learned a bit of history! They had fun with the scavenger hunt. The staff was friendly and helpful. My daughter loved feeding the horses.

1  Thank zasgirl
Reviewed 4 October 2018

Easy to walk around talked to potter blacksmith and chandler. Which I didn't know that is what a candle maker was called. We like to learn about the craft demonstrated but the people doing the demonstrating. Like to ask questions

1  Thank loisg202
Reviewed 17 September 2018

smaller than Williamsburg but about the French and Indian war in the early 1800 so it is older than willamsburg interesting restored church used for weddings. only a few artisans there during the week. events and more artisans on weekends so best to visit on...More

4  Thank apostlejacobus_pa
Reviewed 16 September 2018

So this is our 2nd time to Old Bedford Village - see my review from 2012 - and there are a few updates to my last review. We went this time as the Village was having a special event the weekend we were there -...More

1  Thank Lora G
Reviewed 14 September 2018

You arrive and step back into time. Many structures with authentically dressed people. Many of them are knowledgeable about the structures.

1  Thank JohnBCowgill
Reviewed 3 September 2018

Been here a few times and never disappoints. Take a trip back in time to enjoy the day and see how others once lived.

1  Thank Daydream282758
Reviewed 20 August 2018

I came to OBV to learn more about how my ancestors, who lived in Bedford County in the 1700s, lived. There were interactive stations for wool dyeing, tin punching, ax throwing, and even children's games. Interpreters were friendly and informative. What a great learning experience!

2  Thank Laura T
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Debbie C
14 June 2018|
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Response from Karen M | Reviewed this property |
Depends on if you are with children who are really interested in how people lived in colonial times. Of course, a big draw is the two resident draft horses, one a cream Belgian, the other a Grey Percheron. You might spend a... More
Carl V
12 November 2016|
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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 christinaw0 | 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