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Old Sturbridge Village, Sturbridge

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History Museum Educational Site
Experience what rural New England life was like from the 1790s through the 1830s at Old Sturbridge Village. The largest living museum in New England, it spans more than 80 hectares (200 acres) and encompasses more than 40 original buildings. Explore homes, meetinghouses, shops, a school, and a bank. The working farm features animals that would have been found here almost 200 years ago, such as chicken, sheep, oxen, and pigs. Throughout the village, staff in period costumes make crafts, garden, and demonstrate cooking techniques throughout the day. Don't miss the village's collection of Early American antiques, including firearms and glass. Choose from plenty of dining options or bring a picnic to enjoy on the grounds. Wear comfortable shoes. Our Sturbridge travel itinerary maker makes visiting Old Sturbridge Village and other Sturbridge attractions simple, and helps you make a travel plan personal to you.
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  • People who work there really seem to love their job. It seemed such fun. The houses are all interesting and set up in different functions and styles. Plenty of restrooms and a few places for refreshme...  more »
  • Great village with staff that were friendly and very informative. The Blacksmiths were very interesting. Muffins and ice cream were very delicious. A great antique car show was going on when we were t...  more »
  • We were 2 families with four kids aged 7-9, and they all loved it. It is really low-key and not commercial, and the kids were fascinated by the blacksmith, the animals, even the water pump. We spent 3...  more »
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  • Always enjoyable! My husband and I were married here. It has been 18 wonderful years and we still visit regularly. I notice new details every time I go. Our children love the hands on exhibits and enjoy interacting with the costumed interpreters. One of my favorite places!
  • Great place to take your kids to learn about old ways and how people used to get by, great area for walks, picnics and more. Lots of things to do while you are there. The entrance fee is a bit steep, but they let you come back again the next weekend I believe (or the next day possibly). Food is relatively cheap inside there, but it would also be nice to bring with you a picnic basket.
  • Defiantly an amazing experience to see what it's like to live in the early 1800's look like. It's a living museum with paid actors doing old fashion trade skills. Very photo worthy (yes flash photography) just be aware of the entrance fee!!
  • A living history museum representing New England life in 1830. Exhibits include a gristmill, sawmill, carding mill, tinsmith, blacksmith, shoemaker, general store, farming, households and many other aspects of life in the 1830's. The interpreters are very knowledgeable and happy to discuss their roles. A great living history museum and I am enjoying my visit.
  • Pretty good place that brought you back in time. Workers were nice and some even played in character. There are few places with air conditioning. And it was a hot day. Other than that and the gift shop being overpriced it was a nice place.