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Old Bedford Village

Open Now: 9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Open today: 9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
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3rd time to Old Bedford Village - updates

So this is our 2nd time to Old Bedford Village - see my review from 2012 - and there are a few... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Lora G
Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
A Secret That Must Be Discovered

You arrive and step back into time. Many structures with authentically dressed people... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Washington DC, District of Columbia
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“candle making”(7 reviews)
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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...more
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220 Sawblade Rd, Bedford, PA 15522-7702
+1 814-623-1156
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Reviewed 6 days ago

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

1  Thank apostlejacobus_pa
Reviewed 1 week ago

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

Thank Lora G
Reviewed 1 week ago

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 2 weeks ago

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 4 weeks ago

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
Reviewed 5 weeks ago via mobile

If you are in to the Wild West days as I am, you will definitely need to go to Bedford Village when the old west reenactors are there. I felt like I was right there in Tombstone. The cowboys and cowgirls really play their parts...More

1  Thank JeanneLW
Reviewed 17 August 2018

The village entrance off the main highway crosses a nearby creek by passing through a covered bridge. The adventure begins there. Before entering the visitor center we walked past a Conestoga wagon displayed in the parking lot. The visitor center gave maps & information, sold...More

3  Thank Bruce-Boy47
Reviewed 16 August 2018

I didn't expect much before visiting this place because I had been some historic sites similar with this, which were not great. But, it was well maintained, and its size was pretty big. My family loved this place. People working there were so kind. I...More

1  Thank nugunii
Reviewed 7 August 2018

this place is nice to visit so you can see how back in the day people lived and how they live today from the way it use to be ... very nice place to visit .

1  Thank MaryM4628
Reviewed 31 July 2018 via mobile

Great attraction because you can explore at your own pace, and when you encounter a reenactment building, you can expect a satisfying level of knowledge and interest during your conversation. Because volunteers are so knowledgeable, you can ask an uninformed question and it won't be...More

1  Thank Cole L
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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|
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