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Old Sturbridge Village, Sturbridge

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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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  • A fitting testimony to my father and uncle in building more than 20 stick-built homes in the 40s and 50s in the Brookfields came my overseeing the building of the Richardson Parsonage. The visceral ex...  more »
  • I have been to Old Sturbridge Village many times and always enjoy it. The cast is so very knowledgeable and eager to involve those who visit. Because it is a dynamic exhibit with working farms, every ...  more »
  • We love OSV. Went this past weekend for MidWinter Mischief and had a blast. The cast was outstanding and the quick pace was good for holding everyone's attention. I really enjoyed this addition to the...  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.