History Lives Here…
Old Bedford Village

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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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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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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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Wishing you all a blessed and happy Easter.

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Happy Easter

Happy Easter to our Village Family, Love Bonnie and Jay

Happy Easter 🐰 🐣

happy easter to obv

Happy Easter to all at the Village.✝️🙏😊

You as well!

Happy Easter Kristus vstal zmr’tvych! – Skutoc ne vstal!

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Recently, one of our supporters shared that they had nominated us for this wonderful contest! If anyone else is willing to visit their page at Samson Historical to share what you love about Old Bedford Village, we would greatly appreciate it!Our mission has always been to promote 18th century history and material culture to the best of our abilities. To that affect we have added a new line of clothing for women, linen gowns. Linen was an affordable fabric for most of the working class and therefore was commonly found in garments like petticoats and gowns. To further our mission of bringing hands on history to the masses we are asking you to nominate a historic site that could use one of these period gowns for their interpretive programs. We know that creating an interpretive wardrobe can be expensive and sites dedicated to the founding era of our country deserve a boost that doesn't hit their budget.

Nominate your favorite historic site here by tagging them and telling us what you love about them. Be sure to recruit your friends for help. The winner will receive one of our new linen gowns in their selected size completely free!

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Recently, one of our supporters shared that they had nominated us for this wonderful contest!  If anyone else is willing to visit their page at Samson Historical to share what you love about Old Bedford Village, we would greatly appreciate it!

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Nominated

Nominated! Love this! ❤️

Nominated as well♥️

Nominated

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Remember, springing forward may mean losing an hour of sleep…but it also means we’re closer to opening day for the season(Just 10 weeks to go!)…and having these beautiful flowers back at the Village! ... See MoreSee Less

Remember, springing forward may mean losing an hour of sleep…but it also means we’re closer to opening day for the season(Just 10 weeks to go!)…and having these beautiful flowers back at the Village!

We were saddened to learn today of the passing of Jim Hedges, a wonderful supporter and volunteer here at the Village. All of the staff at Old Bedford Village extend our deepest condolences to Jim’s family and friends. His knowledge, dedication, and passion for the Print Shop will be irreplaceable. Jim was respected by all who knew him. He did so much to improve the print shop and get donations
of equipment to make it truly special and representative of the era we portray. We’ll miss you, Jim!

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We were saddened to learn today of the passing of Jim Hedges, a wonderful supporter and volunteer here at the Village.  All of the staff at Old Bedford Village extend our deepest condolences to Jim’s family and friends.  His knowledge, dedication, and passion for the Print Shop will be irreplaceable.  Jim was respected by all who knew him.  He did so much to improve the print shop and get donations
of equipment to make it truly special and representative of the era we portray.  We’ll miss you, Jim!
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Awe, such a great and talented man. Prayers for the family .

So sorry for your loss hugs and prayers to all…❤️❤️❤️🙏🏻🙏🏻🙏🏻

RIP Jim, you will be missed.

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