Old Bethpage Village Restoration
Step back in time to the mid 19th century
at the Old Bethpage Village Restoration!
You can get a feel for what life was like in a typical rural American Village around the time of the Civil War, with a Civil War Re-enactment as one of the regular attractions.
The Old Bethpage Village Restoration is located at 1303 Round Swamp Rd, Old Bethpage, NY 11804. You can reach them at (516) 572-8400.
The History of the Village:
The land (209 acres) was acquired in 1963 by Nassau County, which at the time was a 165 acre farm. Over time, buildings were added to the land to represent a sampling of structures that existed back in that era.
The buildings were restored to a specific point in their history. Through research and with the help of wills, deeds, and inventory lists, the structures were able to be built true to form and some buildings still have their original parts! You can get a feel for the families that lived in the homes at that time.
The first structure that was moved to the property is Plainview's Manetto Hill Methodist Church.
The Village is host to many events!
For example, this past June was the "39th Annual Model A Ford Day". There were over 60 historic Model A Fords, which were actually only manufactured from 1927 1931.
The Old Bethpage Village also had a visit from the film crew of "This Old House" who were doing some shows on historic renovations.
A great place to visit!
This historic village is a great time for any history buffs out there and also to take kids out of the house for a day and have a learning experience to see what life was like back then. The village brings the community together and offers a chance for Long Islanders to get a feel of Long Island history.
There are Halloween celebrations every year - the Village is open after dark and it gets very scary! There are also celebrations for Christmas and Thanksgiving. When you visit you get to see old stage coach's and the kids can participate in sack races. You can see an old time ball game and there are picnic tables if you want to bring food. The Village is run by volunteers who help maintain the historic site
- Wednesday - Saturday: 10am - 4pm
- Sunday: 11am - 5pm
- Adults: $10
- Seniors/Volunteer Firefighters: $7
- Children (5-12): $7
- Under 5: free
- Monday - Friday: 8am to 4:30pm
- Saturday: 8am to 5:30pm
- Sunday: 9:30am to 5:30pm
The Restoration Farm at Old Bethpage Village
This is a certified farm opened in 2007, that is located on the land of the Old Bethpage Village Restoration. The farm was opened as part of Nassau County's Healthy Nassau campaign. The farm is organic and sells vegetables, fruits, berries, flowers,and herbs. It is a Community Supported Agriculture which means that the farm is supported by members who pay in advance for weekly distributions of fresh produce.
The Farm Stand is open Saturdays from June 18 to Sept. 24, 2011. The hours are from 11am to 1pm. It is in the Old Bethpage Village Restoration parking lot. You can get access to the fresh produce without paying to get into the Old Bethpage Restoration Village.
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