Sunday, July 18, 2010

Old Bedford Village ~ Bedford, PA

The photo above is the Egolf farm reconstructed at Old Bedford Village.

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This quaint reconstructed village is full of olde tyme charm and history. For those of us who love old log homes and history, it is heavenly ! The dh and I went here yesterday.

There are over 40 log, stone and wood homes and buildings, some of which where there are interpreters telling about a skill and or craft such as making brooms, baskets, taper candles, and linen made from flax. There is a blacksmith, a cooper, who makes wooden barrels and buckets, a tinsmith and even a surveyor.

You can buy saucer sized just made cookies for $1.00 each in the little bakery. There is also an ice cream parlour in the village and a general store with candy for sale in jars. It is not a penny anymore, though. Two quaint school houses, one of which is octagon shaped.

There is also a tavern where you can quench your thirst or get a bite to eat. The fare is soup with bread and or hot dogs. Pictured below is the tavern.

You have to mind your p's and q's as there is also a jail !

To find out more about the Old Bedford Village ~

It is a village where history does come alive and for a while you can relive a bit of our past history. There are special events such civil war reenactments, a fall festival, and an old fashioned Christmas celebration. It is open daily during the summer months, but closed on Wednesdays. September thru October , open Thursday thru Sunday.

There is a log church that you can actually rent for a wedding. It is pictured below.

This village is a good two hours away from me and makes for a nice long day trip.

On one of my prior posts, in the actual town of Bedford, you can see the stone building where George Washington had his headquarters for a while during the Whiskey Rebellion.

The real and historic town of Bedford has many little quaint shops: clothing stores, antique and craft stores, little cafes, etc.

A great place to visit in Pennsylvania !