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Old Sturbridge Village, Sturbridge

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History Museum
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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  • On a beautiful Sunday afternoon in early April, not long after this 1800s-type village with time period performers opened for the season, my wife and I visited. Nearly all of the staff seemed tired an...  more »
  • The experience to go back in time, smell and touch old time civilization as genuine as it can get - much better than we expected. The children loved to hear the stories and get connected with the hist...  more »
  • We visited Old Sturbridge Village, an early 19th century rural New England village with a working farm, locals in costumes, old buildings, mills and the like. Although Old Sturbridge Village was not a...  more »
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  • Enjoyed the visit to Old Sturbridge Village during the maple harvesting season, though it was a very cold day and we were hard-pressed to warm up anywhere onsite! But I suppose that's part of the experience. It was easy to find and parking was plentiful the day we went. Appreciated the knowledge and friendliness of the people working there.
  • Very nice living museum with constant activities and informed and courteous staff. Well done and worth a trip. It's not an amusement park, you need to be an active participant to enjoy this place. Love it. Great fireworks too on special occasions.
  • Living history at its best. Beautiful village, wide open views. Lots of crafts / trades demonstrated. My kids were fascinated. We've been many times. Redcoats and Rebels weekend is the best!
  • It's always enjoyable to go here. The characters are friendly and will answer all your questions. I brought my adult ESL students here on a field trip and they loved it. It's beautiful and it's a great place to learn b about American history
  • It was fun learning how things use to be done and being able to ask questions made it an active learning experience. I also did the hands on craft and made my own hook with the help of the blacksmith.