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Old Sturbridge Village

Address: 1 Old Sturbridge Village Road, Sturbridge, MA 01566
Phone Number: 800-SEE-1830, 508-347-3362
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Ranked #1 of 12 Attractions in Sturbridge
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Educational Sites, Historic Sites, History Museums, Sights & Landmarks, Museums
Activities: Leisure education, Dining
Owner description: A recreated New England village, with authentic period buildings...
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Type: Educational Sites, Historic Sites, History Museums, Sights & Landmarks, Museums
Activities: Leisure education, Dining
Recommended length of visit: More than 3 hours
Hours:
Wed - Sun 9:30 am - 4:00 pm
Owner description: 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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English first
Vernon, Connecticut
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39 reviews 39 reviews
4 attraction reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 7, 2015

We spent the afternoon there last summer,and it was fun and informative.It's like taking a trip back in time to see how hard it was to live years ago. You had to plan all year to survive.Make your own food,preserve it. Enjoyed the demonstrations too.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 28, 2014

We go every year, but this year, we decided to also go for the buffet dinner, which was simply a wonderful way to start the evening. We got stuck in traffic on the Pike, Carline the hostess assured us they would save our seats. We then forgot our tickets, and there was Carline holding them for us at the desk,... More 

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Goshen, Connecticut
Top Contributor
61 reviews 61 reviews
23 attraction reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 26, 2014

We visited for a Brunch with Santa. Very well organized. Friendly. Not that expensive. We really enjoyed it

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Newton
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59 reviews 59 reviews
12 attraction reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 24, 2014

Based on a recommendation from a friend we went to this event (held weekend in December before Christmas). What a great event...simple, fun and festive! Loved seeing the village with candles in each window, having mulled cider, hearing carollers sing a capella four part harmony, seeing a horse drawn carriage bring guests around the town square. Just a lovely, festive,... More 

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85 reviews 85 reviews
36 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 22, 2014

Authentic historic old town. Explains how life just to be and is worth a visit for children and adults. Actors in authentic costumes give you the feeling of really visiting a historic town.

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Leominster, Massachusetts
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7 reviews 7 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 21, 2014

This is an amazing event held in the evening on several weekends near Christmas. The village is all decorated beautifully and it's like stepping back in time to the sites and sounds of a New England Christmas. The caroling, bonfire, decorations and fun events throughout the village made this a spectacular evening. Even the tiny snowflakes falling just added to... More 

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Warren, MA
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14 reviews 14 reviews
3 attraction reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 20, 2014

Enjoyed the village in a whole diferent light, candlelight! Though we are frequent visitors, attending this event was nothing short of magnificient! Though some activities are not appropriate to the settings, it was like walking in a winter wonderland, without the snow. Food samplings, craft making, horse drawn ride around common, and shows were well worth the admission price. Santa... More 

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Boston, Massachusetts
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10 reviews 10 reviews
4 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 18, 2014

Perfect Friday night with snow covered grounds. Like going back in time! Lots of interesting activities to participate in at each building. Bonfire and sleigh ride added to atmosphere. Costumed characters brought history to life!

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 15, 2014

So amazing!!!! I can't put it in any more simple terms!!! Sleigh ride and history, just fantastic! The employees really play their parts well.

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Schenectady, New York
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36 reviews 36 reviews
10 attraction reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 11, 2014

Wonderful to have this place. Love walking around visiting the buildings and talking with the employees. Learn something new every time. Great place to bring kids. Various activities happening every day. We got to see a "turkey shoot" with live ammo! Saw the blacksmiths working and the potter using his wheel. There's a beautiful covered bridge by a pond. Photo... More 

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