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Old Bedford Village

220 Sawblade Rd, Bedford, PA 15522-7702
+1 814-623-1156
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New Self Guiding Smartphone App is Tremendous!!

On a lark I revisited the Village after a 20 year gap. It is still the best historical village I... read more

Reviewed 7 July 2016
Roy A
Family fun

Wonderful living history enjoyed by everyone in the family. Children ranging from 7 to 16... read more

Reviewed 6 July 2016
Christina W
via mobile
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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 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. For more information: Visit our website Find us on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram Search for us on the App Store and download the Old Bedford Village Interactive Tour App
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  • Average9%
  • Poor3%
  • Terrible2%
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“re enactors” (9 reviews)
“civil war” (11 reviews)
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Suggested Duration: 2-3 hours
220 Sawblade Rd, Bedford, PA 15522-7702
+1 814-623-1156
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Reviewed 7 July 2016

On a lark I revisited the Village after a 20 year gap. It is still the best historical village I have visited over forty years. The new self guiding app initiated on July 2nd is tremendous. It provides a wonderful spoken history of each building....More

2  Thank Roy A
Old_Bedford_Village, Social Media Volunteer at Old Bedford Village, responded to this reviewResponded 11 July 2016

Hello Roy, Thank you so much for visiting, trying out our new app, and taking the time to write a review! We appreciate your feedback on the app as it gets rolling! We are aware of the data use and are trying to seek ways...More

Reviewed 6 July 2016 via mobile

Wonderful living history enjoyed by everyone in the family. Children ranging from 7 to 16. Everything reasonably priced.

1  Thank Christina W
Reviewed 5 July 2016 via mobile

Since i come here to volunteer , i get to see the visitors and how they like it. First off, the staff works hard to make this place as historical as it can be. Always it's clean and family-friendly. I am proud to be able...More

1  Thank Ed G
Reviewed 2 July 2016

I visited OBV a couple of times when I was a kid back in the 1980s. Now I have three kids of my own (3, 5, and 10) and was delighted to bring them to the village for the 40th anniversary weekend. As a single...More

1  Thank bellimperia
Reviewed 27 June 2016 via mobile

What a great place. 40 log cabins with knowledgeable persons manning them. We happened to come on old west days with horses,stagecoach rides and gunfights. Very entertaining. Spent 4 hours there. Not a huge Amount of walking but definitely time used in visiting with the...More

2  Thank brenda010386
Reviewed 22 June 2016

A very nice historical village. Much to see& learn about. Illustrators did a good job showing us how some things were made. Friendly knowledgeable staff (some have heritage here). Well kept property very period realistic.A good place to see&enjoy at your own pace.Would recommend for...More

1  Thank cecustard
Reviewed 20 June 2016

There is an entrance fee $11 per person (adult). The village complex consists of 38 buildings. As we entered the Village property, we drove across the Claycomb Covered Bridge. It is a great way to set the mood for our journey back in time. We...More

2  Thank Denice S
Reviewed 18 June 2016

All the buildings there are from the Bedford county area. they were actually buildings in the area that were marked and torn down and reconstructed the way they were. All buildings are from the 1700-1900-area. Pretty neat to see a village like that. Businesses and...More

1  Thank Straubie32
Reviewed 12 June 2016 via mobile

Had a great time at old Bedford Village this past weekend. The village town is open with period clothing reenactors showing how life was in the 1800's. The Union and Confederates had their own campsites showing soldier life during the Civil war. Each weekend afternoon...More

1  Thank Nancy G
Reviewed 11 June 2016 via mobile

Very nice little old time village. We were there for the Civil War weekend and it was a lot of fun. Lots to see and do plus they also had a battle. We went dressed in our period clothing so we fit in well. They...More

1  Thank RFissel
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Carl V
11 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.
19 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
Brandie G
14 September 2016|
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Response from TMB072015 | Reviewed this property |
I knew some Mocks growing up. And one was a Harry Mock. Very common name. My daughter is going our family tree and I will see if we have any connections. Try the Chestnut Ridge High School for Mocks. The towns would be... More