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Old Bedford Village

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Address: 220 Sawblade Rd, Bedford, PA 15522-7702
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+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
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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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Great location for basic and local history. The staff is knowledgeable and the location is very convenient to the interstate and conveniences such as motels, restaurants, etc.

Reviewed 18 March 2017
Larry M
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Long Branch, New Jersey
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3 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Trip advisor says open but closed for the season! Here with 3 children, very disappointed! Make sure to call for hours prior to going!

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1 Thank Timothy S
Old_Bedford_Village, Social Media Volunteer at Old Bedford Village, responded to this review

Hello Timothy, We're sorry you visited us during our off season! Old Bedford Village is open from 9 am - 5 pm daily (except for Wednesdays when the Village is closed), from Memorial Day - Labor Day. We are also open Thursday-Sunday in September and October. The hours we list on Trip Advisor do not allow us to reflect our... More 

Long Branch, New Jersey
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4 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 18 March 2017

Great location for basic and local history. The staff is knowledgeable and the location is very convenient to the interstate and conveniences such as motels, restaurants, etc.

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1 Thank Larry M
Williamsport, Pennsylvania
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11 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 14 December 2016

This is an interactive village. People there dress the part and know about the time period. There are many who work there; for example there is a blacksmith, a basket weaver, candle maker, etc. They are very knowledgeable in their fields. This is a self tour and we were there for their Christmas Candlelight Celebration. I wish there was a... More 

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2 Thank ElaineandJoesTravels
Akron
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37 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
Reviewed 9 November 2016

We had looked forward to visiting this widely promoted site. What a dissapointment. It was in poor repair and reflected a "on our last legs" vendnture. Not worth the price of admission nor your time!.

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2 Thank Clyde M
Reading, Pennsylvania
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
Reviewed 21 October 2016 via mobile

The visit begins with a drive across a well maintained covered bridge. Very informative staff situated throughout the village to guide you on your way and share a little taste of what life was like years ago. Plan to spend a few hours strolling around the over 30 homes, shops and institutions restored from our past. Very well maintained grounds... More 

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2 Thank Bob W
Pittsburgh, Pa.
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
Reviewed 19 October 2016

Our visit was disappointing. During the Sunday of the Fall festival there were very little interactive displays. The tire on the hay wagon got a flat, the selection of food and beverages was sparse. We were looking forward to more interaction with employees. They should have people walking around in period costumes and engaging patrons. It was a bit disappointing.

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Thank Moviestar77
Old_Bedford_Village, Social Media Volunteer at Old Bedford Village, responded to this review

Hello, Thank you for visiting and taking the time to write a review. We're sorry you were disappointed, and wanted to take a moment to address some of your concerns. Our Village is staffed largely by volunteers. On the days of the Pumpkinfest event, when you attended, we had our general store, blacksmith's shop, broom maker, potter, basket maker, chandler,... More 

Harrisburg, Pennsylvania
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17 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
Reviewed 8 October 2016

This is a low-key living history museum. Lots of buildings with interesting artifacts and knowledgeable interpreters. The day we were there was a beautiful fall day. Not a lot of people around, so many of the buildings had no interpreter present. The tavern and candy store had jars for you to put the money in on the "honor system" (tavern... More 

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1 Thank tgcatmr
Sacramento, California
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5 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 October 2016

During the Fall Festival inBedford there is an evening of murder mystery on the first and second Saturdays in October. My Sister wanted to go so we drove a few hundred miles and went. Was it worth it. Yes and No... My sister said no, she expected something different. I on the other hand, had no expectations and I enjoyed... More 

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3 Thank radoncrn
Mount Union, Pennsylvania
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Reviewed 2 October 2016 via mobile

We had such a great time at the Murder Mystery night on 10/1/16. It was just me and my sister.It was rainy and a bit chilly but we still had so much fun. It was only $10 a person. You are given a story line then you must interview the towns people to solve the mystery. There was nothing scary.... More 

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2 Thank Lacy H
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Reviewed 26 September 2016

Over 30 buildings to walk though. When we went there were just a few people so we were pretty much one on one with the craftsman that were there. We spent a lot of time talking to each one and they seemed more then happy to answer our questions. There is an App that you can load on your phone... More 

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