History Lives Here…
Old Bedford Village

Inspire curiosity and bring learning to life.

Where the past meets the present

Old Bedford Village is where the past comes to life! Take a walk through history and be transported to rural Pennsylvania before it was transformed by industry and technology. You’ll relive simpler times as historical interpreters demonstrate the trades and crafts of villagers in preserved structures built during the 18th and 19th centuries. Don’t just read about the past- experience it through hands-on activities that connect the past to the present.

Go to our events page to see all the exciting
things in store for you at Old Bedford Village!

Help make history come alive

At the heart of Old Bedford Village is our community of volunteers! Without them, our mission of preserving our history and connecting it to the present in real and meaningful ways would not be possible. If you’ve got a skill to share or a willingness to help, there’s a place for you at Old Bedford Village. We have a wide range of volunteer opportunities for any skill level, so whether you’re an amateur or a master artisan, you can lend a helping hand!

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🇺🇸 Today and always, we are thankful for all who’ve given the last full measure of devotion for the freedoms we enjoy.

Happy Memorial Day from Old Bedford Village.
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🇺🇸 Today and always, we are thankful for all who’ve given the last full measure of devotion for the freedoms we enjoy. 
Happy Memorial Day from Old Bedford Village.

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Thank you sharring #bedfordenglandbestkeptsecret

3 days ago
Old Bedford Village

We’ve had so much fun with all of the students that have visited us over the course of this month! And we have more groups to come in the weeks ahead!

We especially loved the Old Bedford Village t-shirts that our friends from Glendale wore on their visit!

We know that many of you first discovered Old Bedford Village through school field trips, and we truly value sharing the story of our past with the students of the region.
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We’ve had so much fun with all of the students that have visited us over the course of this month!  And we have more groups to come in the weeks ahead! 
We especially loved the Old Bedford Village t-shirts that our friends from Glendale wore on their visit!
We know that many of you first discovered Old Bedford Village through school field trips, and we truly value sharing the story of our past with the students of the region.

We are so excited to welcome guests back to the Village this weekend for our 2024 season!

Come experience all that the Village has to offer - from our interpreters, to our virtual QR code tour, to our gift shop, general store, and everyone's favorite cookies! As always, the Village is a perfect place to bring a picnic lunch to in our beautiful old-fashioned setting that will transport you back to a simpler time.

We can't wait to see you in 2024! See the link in comments for our 2024 special events calendar, and be sure to join us for one or more of these immersive living history experiences!

Don't forget to pick up your 2024 membership pass this weekend ($30 for an individual or $60 for a family) so that you can join us nearly anytime you like during the 2024 season! (Murder Mystery and Old Fashioned Christmas not included.)
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We are so excited to welcome guests back to the Village this weekend for our 2024 season!
Come experience all that the Village has to offer - from our interpreters, to our virtual QR code tour, to our gift shop, general store, and everyones favorite cookies!  As always, the Village is a perfect place to bring a picnic lunch to in our beautiful old-fashioned setting that will transport you back to a simpler time.
We cant wait to see you in 2024!  See the link in comments for our 2024 special events calendar, and be sure to join us for one or more of these immersive living history experiences!
Dont forget to pick up your 2024 membership pass this weekend ($30 for an individual or $60 for a family) so that you can join us nearly anytime you like during the 2024 season! (Murder Mystery and Old Fashioned Christmas not included.)

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When is your yard sale? We have items to donate.

Are dogs welcome?

Great News !

Deb Fulmer let’s visit this together one day

Handicap accessible?

Jill Hamm

Tamela J Smith Sylvester Young III

Wendy Mineer Shoemaker

Michael Oswalt

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Happy Teacher Appreciation Day! Shout out the teacher who introduced you to Old Bedford Village by thanking them in the comments!

We thank all of the teachers who bring their classes to visit us year after year, and also our own dedicated group of staff and volunteers who teach lessons during our Hands-on History programs and Pioneer Day camp. And of course we have living historians throughout the year who share their knowledge by teaching our guests about the Old West, the Civil War, the 18th and 19th century, and more!

Old Bedford Village is grateful for all of the dedicated teachers who share a love of history with their students!
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Happy Teacher Appreciation Day!  Shout out the teacher who introduced you to Old Bedford Village by thanking them in the comments! 
We thank all of the teachers who bring their classes to visit us year after year, and also our own dedicated group of staff and volunteers who teach lessons during our Hands-on History programs and Pioneer Day camp.  And of course we have living historians throughout the year who share their knowledge by teaching our guests about the Old West, the Civil War, the 18th and 19th century, and more!
Old Bedford Village is grateful for all of the dedicated teachers who share a love of history with their students!

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Shout out to my mom, Betsy 💗-my first teacher! She introduced me to Old Bedford and I still love going.

I teach Kindergarten now, but when I taught 5th grade, Old Bedford Village was my favorite field trip. I loved choosing which crafts the students would make.

Happy Teacher’s Day!!

A special thank you to Boy Scout Troop 4481 from Bedford County for their time and hard work last night. They picked up sticks, leaves and misc. to help get the Village ready for opening day. They also help with Murder Mystery and Old Fashioned Christmas. We would not be able to do it without all of their help. THANK YOU!

Special thanks to our Village helpers Dave and Gary who helped with this clean-up as well!
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A special thank you to Boy Scout Troop 4481 from Bedford County for their time and hard work last night.  They picked up sticks, leaves and misc. to help get the Village ready for opening day.  They also help with Murder Mystery and Old Fashioned Christmas.  We would not be able to do it without all of their help.  THANK YOU!
Special thanks to our Village helpers Dave and Gary who helped with this clean-up as well!Image attachmentImage attachment+3Image attachment

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Well done, Boys! Thank you for caring and helping out!

I know after winter there are alot of leaves n branches .Glad they helped n makes the grounds look nice

Thank you to these young men

With much appreciation !!

2 months ago
Old Bedford Village

Do today’s warm temperatures have anyone else excited for Yard Sale season?!

We will once again have our Old Bedford Village Yard Sale set up inside the visitor center this year. This has become a wonderful fundraiser for us! All money raised goes to the upkeep and restoration of the Village! So if you are downsizing, decluttering, and cleaning out, please consider donating those items to us to support us in our mission! We take just about any item that is new, or used,as long as it is clean and not broken. We also take new or used clothing.
Our local and out-of-town guests love to look and purchase our yard sale items. As the saying goes, “One person’s trash is another person’s treasure!”

Items can be dropped off any time at your convenience. Just come up to the Visitors' Center Even though we are closed for the season, you can just pull up to the front porch, and put your items on the bench. Items will be taken in daily!

The sale will begin on June 21 and will continue throughout our season. You can visit the sale tables Thursday - Sunday from 9-5 (our regular hours) without paying for admission to the Village.

Please share to help us get the word out! Thank you so much!
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Do today’s warm temperatures have anyone else excited for Yard Sale season?! 
We will once again have our Old Bedford Village Yard Sale set up inside the visitor center this year.  This has become a wonderful fundraiser for us!  All money raised goes to the upkeep and restoration of the Village!  So if you are downsizing, decluttering, and cleaning out, please consider donating those items to us to support us in our mission!  We take just about any item that is new, or used,as long as it is clean and not broken.  We also take new or used clothing.
Our local and out-of-town guests love to look and purchase our yard sale items.  As the saying goes, “One person’s trash is another person’s treasure!”
Items can be dropped off any time at your convenience. Just come up to the Visitors Center Even though we are closed for the season, you can just pull up to the front porch, and put your items on the bench.  Items will be taken in daily!
The sale will begin on June 21 and will continue throughout our season.  You can visit the sale tables Thursday - Sunday from 9-5 (our regular hours) without paying for admission to the Village.
Please share to help us get the word out!  Thank you so much!

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When will the Yard Sale be?

When is it?

Following for date

Sale date?

I was there last year and it was great! So many things to look at.

Yes for sure

We will collect yard sale items up to June 10. The yard sale will start June 21st.. It will be open every Thurs, Fri, Sat and Sun 9am to 5 during the summer months. Thanks Old Bedford Village

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2 months ago
Old Bedford Village

One week to go! Looking for a great place to view the eclipse? Look no further! Hopefully we will have clearer skies next week than we do today!Experience nature’s greatest sight — a total eclipse of the Sun! On April 8, 2024! Bedford will see about a 94% eclipse!!!

Looking for a fun way to view the solar eclipse? Meet us on the Northern Extension of the Shuster Heritage Way Trail.

🗓️ Prime viewing in Bedford, Pennsylvania starts 2:47pm and will last until 4:31pm. Maximum eclipse at 3:19pm, on Monday, April 8, 2024.

📍We will handout eclipse glasses at Old Bedford Village visitors center, and Clearfield Ave trailhead. *while supplies last.

Best parking for Clearfield Ave at Fort Bedford and walk over to Clearfield Ave trail head. Parking at visitors center for Old Bedford Village trailhead.
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One week to go!  Looking for a great place to view the eclipse? Look no further!  Hopefully we will have clearer skies next week than we do today!
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