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Sherbrooke Village, Sherbrooke
(4.5/5 based on 110+ reviews on the web)
Step back in time and see what Nova Scotia was like in the 19th and early 20th centuries at Sherbrooke Village. The village depicts the region in the time spanning the 1860s to just before World War I. Take a relaxed amble through the village’s 80 buildings, where you'll encounter various people in the costumes of the time going about their daily business. A blacksmith, woodburner shop, printery, and pottery shop are among the places that combine to give the impression of authentic industry-boom Nova Scotia town of the 19th and 20th centuries. Watch for a kiosk where you can get a photo of yourself with an old-style camera. Choose to start, finish, or center your holiday on a trip to Sherbrooke Village by using our Sherbrooke family vacation planner.
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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 special events going on. 
  • 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 grou...  more »
  • 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 mus...  more »
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  • Really great place to visit but some guvermint functionary defunded the budget. Paddocks with signs saying don't feed animals but no animals to not feed. Half building are closed. Nice looking exhibit on critters in one building but closed. Weekend worst time to visit, no blacksmith, broken mill. Great staff but management must be grossly disinterested. Not tge Sherbrooke of my 70s school trip. Will watch website and come again on week day once the guvermint funds the place.
  • Great experience for parents and kids alike. Hands on experiences, tasty treats from the town jail and fun activities for kids. Staff were wonderful and knowledgable. The folk singing on the hotel steps was lovely. Plan on spending a full day if possible.
  • Very nice historic village with knowledgeable staff. Working pottery, blacksmith, woodworker, weaver, and print press. They sell all the items they make at the store in the parking enterance. Also learned about making soaps, candles, and a moisturizer.
  • Best time ever I went there on a school field trip and we did the hands on history program and we got to dress up and act like we were from the 1800's I wish I could work there every day just because it was so fun, we really got our hands on history when we made beanbags, hammer, twisted steal rods, and pottery. The best part was dressing up and going to school, I recommend this as a end of the school year field trip to ALL teachers!! πŸ€—πŸ˜„πŸ’–πŸ’–πŸ’–πŸ’πŸΌ
  • Great day. Friendly staff. Blacksmith easy on the eyes.