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Old Sturbridge Village

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Address: 1 Old Sturbridge Village Rd, Sturbridge, MA 01566-1198
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+1 508-347-3362
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Sat - Sun 09:30 - 16:00
Recommended length of visit: More than 3 hours
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A recreated New England village, with authentic period buildings, provides...

A recreated New England village, with authentic period buildings, provides vistors with an intimate view of life in the early 1800s.

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This is a great, comfortable walking self-tour of a working 1830's village. Those working in the homes, shops and mills have always been friendly, knowledgeable and engaging... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 1 week ago
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Springfield, Massachusetts
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Springfield, Massachusetts
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

This is a great, comfortable walking self-tour of a working 1830's village. Those working in the homes, shops and mills have always been friendly, knowledgeable and engaging. Each visit is a little different based on the time of year and people working.

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Sturbridge, Massachusetts
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

educational. Wonderful to visit with children. Loved the horse drawn carriage & sleigh ride. It was amazing for generations to come

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

this is was great. the people were nice. This was the first time my husband and I were here. We will be back. We enjoyed walking through the village and going into the buildings. Lots of activity for the all ages.

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Harrisburg, Pennsylvania
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1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Two gals took a road trip the week after Christmas and made OSV one of the stops along the way. The day was cold and the entire place was mud. I thought there would be lots of costumed people around like in Williamsburg, but there were only a few. Christmas decorations were minimal (if any?) There was little to read,... More 

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New England
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Never had been to Sturbridge Village until this week. It was much better than I expected it to be. Very engaging and well done. Good for all ages.

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Boston, Massachusetts
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I love taking a step back in history so I thoroughly enjoyed this. There was snow on the ground (we lucked out that it wasn't freezing cold) and we bought hot apple cider. There were Christmas carolers and several people in character. You were able to go into each building and get a real feel for what it was like... More 

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Valatie, New York
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

We have been to Sturbridge many times over the year including trips with our children and grandchildren. This is the first time we went for their Christmas program. It was fantastic. The main houses were all open and decorated for the holidays. Samples of things like feasted chestnuts, candy, cookies, and other old time treats were given out. They offered... More 

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New Milford, Connecticut
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 weeks ago

Once a year the Village is open on weekend evenings between Thanksgiving and Christmas. The buildings around the town green are open and are all illuminated by candles. It's very beautiful and there are different activities and performances taking place throughout the village.

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Norton, MA
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 December 2016

I can’t say enough praise for Sturbridge Village. I wish I lived nearby so that I could visit more often! The village reenactors were excellent. The clock museum interesting as well. I had hoped to take a coach ride, but didn’t see the coach. We walked throughout the village instead on a nice autumn day and visited every building. Some... More 

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buena vista, nj
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 December 2016

This living history museum is a gem. They offer free admission for the military and family! Thank you! Our family arrived when it opened and stayed until it closed. We had a grand time! Actors were knowledgeable, friendly and kind. My son was able to make a few crafts. We enjoyed watching the cooking. We even saw a sheep being... More 

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