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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Whoooooo-weeeee! It’s sure been hot ‘round these parts lately!

But don’t let that ruin yer weekend plans for Wild West Weekend at Old Bedford Village! Them cowboys are some tough ol’ varmints, and they’re ready to put on a show fer y’all no matter what Mother Nature has up her sleeve!

As for you city slickers, well you can cool off in the Old Bedford Village Visitor Center with your tasty vittles from Big B's BBQ. Or grab yourself a nice cold ice cream, a fresh baked cookie, or a cold beer (rootbeer, that is) at the tavern to relax in the shade. In fact most of our buildings stay fairly cool…and we’re even fixing to add some of them new-fangled thingamajigs called “fans” into some of ‘em for your added comfort.

As for the youngins, they can stay cool while they pan fer gold in our sluice!

Our yard sale fundraiser is also underway in the air conditioned Visitor Center, so come find yourself a bargain and support our Village at the same time!

See previous post for all the details, including pricing and schedule of events!
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Whoooooo-weeeee!  It’s sure been hot ‘round these parts lately!
But don’t let that ruin yer weekend plans for Wild West Weekend at Old Bedford Village!  Them cowboys are some tough ol’ varmints, and they’re ready to put on a show fer y’all no matter what Mother Nature has up her sleeve!
As for you city slickers, well you can cool off in the Old Bedford Village Visitor Center with your tasty vittles from Big Bs BBQ.  Or grab yourself a nice cold ice cream, a fresh baked cookie, or a cold beer (rootbeer, that is) at the tavern to relax in the shade.  In fact most of our buildings stay fairly cool…and we’re even fixing to add some of them new-fangled thingamajigs called “fans” into some of ‘em for your added comfort. 
As for the youngins, they can stay cool while they pan fer gold in our sluice!
Our yard sale fundraiser is also underway in the air conditioned Visitor Center, so come find yourself a bargain and support our Village at the same time!
See previous post for all the details, including pricing and schedule of events!

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Sure do wish we could have this event at a cooler time of year for once!

Michael Dodson

A family favorite event returns this weekend as Wild West Weekend comes to Old Bedford Village!

Travel back to days of outlaws and heroes, cowboys and cattle rustlers, bank robbers and gamblers, and so much more! Fun for all ages!

When you are ready to rustle up some grub for yourself, Big B's BBQ will have your back! As always, cookies and treats will be available for purchase at the General Store!

Schedule of events (for both days):

9:00 AM - EDUCATION IN 19™ CENTURY AMERICA - THE ONE ROOM
SCHOOLHOUSE

9:30 AM - GUNFIGHT ON THE PASTURE

10:00 AM - ROBBERY AT THE GUNSMITH'S

10:30 AM - WILD BILL HICKOK/DAVIS TUTT SHOOTOUT - AMERICA'S FIRST GUNFIGHT

11:00 AM - WELLS FARGO BANK ROBBERY - KID'S POSSE - ARREST OF DEVIL IKE

1:00 PM - TRIAL FOR DEVIL IKE

1:45 PM - WILD BILL: SHOOTS DEPUTY WILLIAMS

2:00 PM - EDUCATION IN 19™ CENTURY AMERICA - THE ONE ROOM SCHOOLHOUSE

2:30 PM - OK CORRAL: THE REAL STORY

3:00 PM - OK CORRAL: HOLLYWOOD STYLE

4:00 PM - RANGE WAR

THROUGHOUT THE DAY: SKITS AND SCENARIOS THROUGHOUT THE VILLAGE -
VIGNETTES OF DAILY LIFE IN THE OLD WEST.
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A family favorite event returns this weekend as Wild West Weekend comes to Old Bedford Village! 
Travel back to days of outlaws and heroes, cowboys and cattle rustlers, bank robbers and gamblers, and so much more!  Fun for all ages! 
When you are ready to rustle up some grub for yourself, Big Bs BBQ will have your back!  As always, cookies and treats will be available for purchase at the General Store!
Schedule of events (for both days):
9:00 AM - EDUCATION IN 19™ CENTURY AMERICA - THE ONE ROOM
SCHOOLHOUSE
9:30 AM - GUNFIGHT ON THE PASTURE
10:00 AM - ROBBERY AT THE GUNSMITHS
10:30 AM - WILD BILL HICKOK/DAVIS TUTT SHOOTOUT - AMERICAS FIRST GUNFIGHT
11:00 AM - WELLS FARGO BANK ROBBERY - KIDS POSSE - ARREST OF DEVIL IKE
1:00 PM - TRIAL FOR DEVIL IKE
1:45 PM - WILD BILL: SHOOTS DEPUTY WILLIAMS
2:00 PM - EDUCATION IN 19™ CENTURY AMERICA - THE ONE ROOM SCHOOLHOUSE
2:30 PM - OK CORRAL: THE REAL STORY
3:00 PM - OK CORRAL: HOLLYWOOD STYLE
4:00 PM - RANGE WAR
THROUGHOUT THE DAY: SKITS AND SCENARIOS THROUGHOUT THE VILLAGE -
VIGNETTES OF DAILY LIFE IN THE OLD WEST.

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Will there be stagecoach rides?

Ashley Miller We should take the kids

Darcy Palmieri Smouse

Brigette McCall

Francis Richard

Michael Dodson

David Mabon, Jean Mabon

Candee Lynn

#bedfordenglandbestkeptsecret

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Thanks to our guests for this wonderful feedback from today’s Civil War Weekend festivities! If you couldn’t be with us today m, we hope to see you tomorrow! See previous posts for all the details!

Special thanks to Big B's BBQ for making sure everyone had delicious food to eat!
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Thanks to our guests for this wonderful feedback from today’s Civil War Weekend festivities!  If you couldn’t be with us today m, we hope to see you tomorrow!  See previous posts for all the details! 
Special thanks to Big Bs BBQ for making sure everyone had delicious food to eat!Image attachmentImage attachment

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Thanks for having us.

It’s going to be a beautiful day! We hope you can join us today or tomorrow! See previous posts for all the details! ... See MoreSee Less

It’s going to be a beautiful day!  We hope you can join us today or tomorrow!  See previous posts for all the details!

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Have a GREAT event!

Thanks Larry! Will see you soon for Wild West.

Wonderful event today.

We have such a fun-filled weekend waiting for you during our annual Civil War Weekend at Old Bedford Village!

Here is some information that may prove helpful as you finalize your plans!

Living History demonstrations will be taking place throughout the Village all weekend long!
Civil War displays, candle making, pottery and more!

Visit the camps of the Union and Confederate soldiers. The Generals will be on hand to talk to the visitors as well.

46th PA Regiment Band will be playing throughout the weekend.

Battles will take place @ 1pm both days.

4th U.S. Artillery Battery E Artillery Demo @ 11am both days

Field Hospital display throughout the weekend discussing Civil War Medicine.

Guests are encouraged to bring a folding chair to watch the battles.

We will have Big B's BBQ food truck here all weekend, so be sure to come hungry!

Speaking of hungry, our famous fresh baked cookies and gobs from the bakery will be available for you to enjoy.

Cold drinks and snacks can be found in the General Store.

The Tavern will be open to sell cold drinks and ice cream.

Come spend the day with us!
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We have such a fun-filled weekend waiting for you during our annual Civil War Weekend at Old Bedford Village!
Here is some information that may prove helpful as you finalize your plans!
Living History demonstrations will be taking place throughout the Village all weekend long!
Civil War displays, candle making, pottery and more!
Visit the camps of the Union and Confederate soldiers.  The Generals will be on hand to talk to the visitors as well.
46th PA Regiment Band will be playing throughout the weekend.
Battles will take place @ 1pm both days.
4th U.S. Artillery Battery E Artillery Demo @ 11am both days
Field Hospital display throughout the weekend discussing Civil War Medicine.
Guests are encouraged to bring a folding chair to watch the battles.
We will have Big Bs BBQ food truck here all weekend, so be sure to come hungry!
Speaking of hungry, our famous fresh baked cookies and gobs from the bakery will be available for you to enjoy. 
Cold drinks and snacks can be found in the General Store. 
The Tavern will be open to sell cold drinks and ice cream.
Come spend the day with us!

13 CommentsComment on Facebook

Great time and an outstanding reenactment! Walked around after the excitement and talked with interesting folks. Really enjoyed the day. The brisket sandwich at the food truck was delicious and filling!

Old Bedford Village do you guys take credit card for admissions/general store/tavern? Or is it cash only to fit the aesthetic?

Any sutlers at the Civil War weekend?

Stumbled across you folks today, visited and loved it so much that we bought annual memberships! Can't wait to go back.

Can't wait! Coming Sunday!❤

We can not wait! It will be our first time visiting 🙂

Would love to visit and see! Thanks

Can’t wait

Great performance.

Heather Forlina Wilson

Francis Richard

John Taylor

#bedfordenglandbestkeptsecret

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Remembering the 80th Anniversary of D-Day and the bravery of those who stormed the beaches of France in order to bring peace and ensure freedom for future generations. ... See MoreSee Less

Remembering the 80th Anniversary of D-Day and the bravery of those who stormed the beaches of France in order to bring peace and ensure freedom for future generations.

On June 8 & 9, we will welcome back one of our most popular events! We hope you can join us as the guns and cannons of the North and South echo again here at Old Bedford Village.

In addition to the over 30 historic buildings you can always enjoy at Old Bedford Village, this weekend you can also take in the sights of the Union and Confederate camps, interact with the reenactors, and learn what life was like for the soldiers on campaign.

There will be a battle at 1:00 PM both days that you won't want to miss. A visit to a Old Bedford Village's Civil War Weekend is as close as you can get to traveling back in time to the 1860s.

And all of this is included in your regular admission price to Old Bedford Village!

Please make plans to join us!
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On June 8 & 9, we will welcome back one of our most popular events!  We hope you can join us as the guns and cannons of the North and South echo again here at Old Bedford Village.
In addition to the over 30 historic buildings you can always enjoy at Old Bedford Village, this weekend you can also take in the sights of the Union and Confederate camps, interact with the reenactors, and learn what life was like for the soldiers on campaign.
There will be a battle at 1:00 PM both days that you wont want to miss.  A visit to a Old Bedford Villages Civil War Weekend is as close as you can get to traveling back in time to the 1860s.
And all of this is included in your regular admission price to Old Bedford Village!
Please make plans to join us!

12 CommentsComment on Facebook

Is there a surgical demonstration this year

Branden Walker wanna take the kids?

Brian Mitesser

Brigette McCall

Michael Dodson

Alan Russell

Michelle Clendening Culbertson

Jude Hatch

Crystal Ferrell

Great job with the outfits.

Can't wait until next weekend for the Civil War and eating Big B's BBQ.

Wow

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I loved my visit there

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