December 3rd & December 10th, 2011
Interact with Pennsylvania History at the Old Bedford Village in Bedford County. Just a short distance from the Historic Lincoln Highway, it's worth taking a small detour. Explore American History and the beginning of a Pennsylvania Colony.
The early American artisans formed the industrial base of our great nation. Nearly every pioneer brought a particular skill to the new world. At Old Bedford Village these skills are recreated in authentic fashion and many of the crafts are available for sale in the Old Bedford Village gift Shop or General Store.
From the moment you cross over the beautiful, one lane, covered bridge you are suddenly transformed back in time. It was a time when life seemed so simple yet hard. Each shop and early settler had it's own unique specialty that was shared with it's community. Every skill you see is depending on each other for survival.
Bedford PA is a small community that takes pride in it's heritage and PA history. Taking the beautiful tour through the Allegheny Mountains just a small detour from the historic Lincoln Highway and arriving in Bedford County makes every visitor realize they have entered a unique community where Pennsylvania History was founded.
Join author Patty A. Wilson and Scott Crownover, both of Travel Channel’s Mysterious Journeys, as they host various haunting events in the area this fall along with members of the Ghost Research Foundation.
October 23: Old Bedford Village opens its doors for the first time to embrace its paranormal history. The historic village is allowing a one time ghost hunt. Join researchers from the renowned Ghost Research Foundation run by author Patty A. Wilson and Scott Crownover as they unravel the haunted history of the village’s various buildings and allow you a chance to do paranormal research in this unique site. The ghostly evening ends with an optional haunted walk of historic Bedford. Contact Old Bedford Village at 623-1156 for ticket information.
Mastercard and VISA are accepted for all events.
Check out our site at www.ghostsrus.com or contact us at 814-494-3545 for a
Some Village Buildings Built in 1700s!
It's so much fun to walk through Pennsylvania History and realize the difference in the way we live today compared to the beginning of the Pennsylvania Colony and how they must have felt preparing for surviving long PA winters and school.
The Old Bedford Village brings the past into the present in an interactive way that is not only entertaining it's as educational as going to school.
While looking at the school desks, I couldn't help but wonder if a teacher from our era would walk into that classroom and try to describe home computers, a digital camera, printers, TV and satellite. The list is endless of what we could only be described as the future.
The Old Bedford Village offers a rich variety of Pennsylvania History with educational and entertainment activities. Visitors of all ages enjoy the military and civilian reenactments, colonial crafts, exhibits and instructions.
Have you ever seen a one-room schoolhouse that is octagon shape? Even in Colonial Pennsylvania the architecture was full of artistic vision.
Many of the fine craftsmen you see demonstrating their artistic talents offer classes in their art. You could actually learn, candle making, quilting, coopering, blacksmithing and using a spinning wheel. You'll also find a variety of holiday celebrations throughout the year at the historical Old Bedford Village. Each celebration comes alive with customs and historical dishes from that era.
What would Pennsylvania History be without a variety of old churches? You'll find that at the Old Bedford Village you'll not only see these old churches but they are sill using them for services and weddings.
Get your pocket change out and make a wish at the old preserved well next to one of the old churches at Old Bedford Village. Of course the proceeds from the well always goes to a good cause in the community.
Pennsylvania History Enjoyed Year Round!