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Old Sturbridge Village

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Address: 1 Old Sturbridge Village Road, Sturbridge, MA 01566
Phone Number: 800-SEE-1830, 508-347-3362
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9:30 am - 4:00 pm
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Wed - Sun 9:30 am - 4:00 pm
Recommended length of visit: More than 3 hours
Activities: Leisure education, Dining
Description: 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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We visited several historic sites in the area but we liked this place the best! You can roam the entire town set up in the 1800's era at your own pace. The kids loved trying out... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed July 28, 2015
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9 reviews
7 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 28, 2015 NEW

We visited several historic sites in the area but we liked this place the best! You can roam the entire town set up in the 1800's era at your own pace. The kids loved trying out the games from the time period. It was not crowded and had good food and drink accessibility. Very interesting place. We spent four hours... More 

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Cortland, New York
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3 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 28, 2015 NEW

We arrived soon after they opened at 9:30 am and had a pleasant, informative day. Crowds were thin to begin with but it started to get busy by the time we left. The staff dressed in costumes of the time period gave us a close up experience of how the people in the village lived. They were very informative and... More 

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Northridge
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46 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 28, 2015 NEW

Very relaxing & peaceful there on a Friday in the summer. We had perfect weather. Learned a lot, enjoyed all the new information, the lovely grounds and docents. Only minor issue was lack of food choices - but I can forgive that for an attraction like this one. Though I do wish the ice cream had been open.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2015 NEW

The village is big and spacious with lots of buildings to walk through including a bank, old homes, farms, mill, blacksmith, school, and pottery house to name a few. Free wagon ride around the park included. Prices are equivalent to other similar destinations. Kids love the hands on activity center and playground. They seem to accidentally learn something new every... More 

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New Bedford, Massachusetts
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2015 NEW

Visited again for the first time in 20 years. Besides the price, not much has changed. This is still a great place to take the family and the staff are helpful and do a great job showing how life was in the 1840s. Just watch out you don't step in the horse poop in the middle of the walking paths!

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Spencer, Massachusetts
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2015 NEW

I've been going to OSV since i was a little kid. Its a time warp back to the colonial days. It has the perfect mix of old world displays and modern items(snacks&drinks). Lots of walking, so bring sneakers.

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Tampa, Florida
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103 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 37 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2015 NEW

Very relaxing. Take it at your own pace, but informative. Everyone there was totally into character (an 1830's person). And educational for the kids. Just had a great time.

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Staten Island, New York
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2015

Nice day outdoors to experience New England life in the 1800s. There are several buildings you can tour, including a clock and pottery collection and there are some demonstrations. We saw women dying wool. There is a stagecoach ride that holds 9 people for an additional fee. It is a dusty horse drawn ride, a bit of an issue as... More 

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Cape Cod, Massachusetts
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 18, 2015

I had not visited OSV in nearly 20 years, and I recently returned with my daughter, and 8 year old grandson. Near the main entrance, a field of American flags had been placed on the lawn, and we stopped to take some photos of this beautiful scene. When we arrived at the counter to purchase our tickets,I asked if they... More 

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mountain west
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 17, 2015

The setting is absolutely lovely. You can learn some new things about history! We enjoyed the broom making demonstration, the gristmill demonstration and riding in a real, restored stagecoach!

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Additional Information about Old Sturbridge Village

Address: 1 Old Sturbridge Village Road, Sturbridge, MA 01566
Phone Number: 800-SEE-1830, 508-347-3362
Location: United States  >  Massachusetts (MA)  >  Sturbridge
Open Hours:
Sunday 9:30 am - 4:00 pm
Wednesday 9:30 am - 4:00 pm
Thursday 9:30 am - 4:00 pm
Friday 9:30 am - 4:00 pm
Saturday 9:30 am - 4:00 pm

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