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Sherbrooke Village

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Address: Main Street, Sherbrooke, Nova Scotia B0J 3C0, Canada
Phone Number: +1 888-743-7845

Sherbrooke Village depicts a Nova Scotian village from 1860 to pre-WW1....

Sherbrooke Village depicts a Nova Scotian village from 1860 to pre-WW1. With 80 buildings, over 25 open to the public, most with costumed interpreters, it is the largest Nova Scotia Museum site. Visit the woodturner shop, blacksmith, pottery shop, and printery. Built on an economy of ship building, lumbering and gold mining, Sherbrooke Village reflects Nova Scotia as it was during its industrial boom in the late 1800s and early 1900s.

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They hire the right people. They are knowledgeable, friendly and engaged. They all appear to love their work. The place is big. We took over 4 hours. There always seems to be... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 27 September 2016
Winnipeg, Canada
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Winnipeg, Canada
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42 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 September 2016

They hire the right people. They are knowledgeable, friendly and engaged. They all appear to love their work. The place is big. We took over 4 hours. There always seems to be special events going on.

Thank ElvisAndrus
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 September 2016

When we visited Nova Scotia we saw a lot of historic/heritage sites and visited a lot of museums, but my absolute favorite was Sherbrooke Village (it beats Fortress of Louisbourg!). No one in our group had ever been, we had read about it on the Nova Scotia Museum website but didn't really know what to expect beyond that. I was... More 

1 Thank MatthewWayland
Halifax, Canada
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 September 2016

We visited Sherbrooke Village this summer and it was truly a wonderful experience. The buildings, staff and general atmosphere brought us all back in time. Can't say enough good things about it. A must for any Nova Scotian and visitor. Would love to go back again and spend more time.

Thank JulietteMarks
Stewiacke NS
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 September 2016

Sherbrooke Village is an excellent snap shot of Nova Scotia life in the late 1800's and early 1900"s. The reenactor's are knowledgeable and welcoming. We spent 3 hours touring each house that was open, but didn't see it all. We recognized many things that our grandparents, who were born in the late 1800's, would have owned and used a bonus... More 

Thank John O
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 31 August 2016

As you walk around each building has someone to tell you about the history and there is LOADS going on. Don't miss the sawmill, which is away from the main village. We have visited many 'living museums' and this is one of the best we have come across.

Thank PETRA001
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 August 2016

During 6 hours we stayed there my kids got dressed in 18 century clothing, went from one house to another to meet the staff reenacting the 18 century business and craft men, and try their craft. They learned about children play. We had great time and as a bonus we appeared on CTV morning live.

Thank Sylvia B
Nova Scotia
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 August 2016

Village is set up like the 1870's. Fun to see & learn how the people lived in those days. It took us about 3 hours but could have stayed longer. They had an outside demo on how to make strawberry ice cream with help from visitors. Very dog friendly & our dog had the best time exploring inside the houses,... More 

Thank EasyTraveler44
Surrey, Canada
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 August 2016

We had only a few hours there but managed to see several of the buildings. The staff are dressed in period clothing and there is a photo studio where you can get a Ambrotype photograph taken for an additional cost. The staff seem very friendly and knowledgable. Though I did not have children with me I noticed they had a... More 

1 Thank margb89
Cape Breton Island, Canada
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 August 2016

Beautiful! We could have easily spend more than 3 hours, there is so much to see, to explore and enjoy. This is a very vibrant and friendly place, interacting with the costumed interpreters was super fun and you actually learn a lot (in a fun way) about life back in the day. The museum has 25 buildings and we especially... More 

1 Thank CBHighlandGirl
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1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 August 2016 via mobile

Over use of microwave to reheat...turkey, beef....then put warmed up gravy on top. Frozen "fresh" peas and carrots and very dry mashed potatoes. Cold slaw was good. Fish was fresh and cooked nicely. Scallops were cooked but rubbery.

Thank raobrien

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