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Old Sturbridge Village

1 Old Sturbridge Village Road, Sturbridge, MA 01566
800-SEE-1830, 508-347-3362
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Ranked #1 of 13 Attractions in Sturbridge
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Historic Sites, History Museums, Educational Sites
Activities: Leisure education, Dining
Traveler Description: Old Sturbridge Village is a living history museum where costumed interpreters help visitors to experience life in a New England town of the 1830's... more »
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 17, 2014 NEW

My brother suggested that we visit the village while we were there on vacation, but told us nothing about it. I was a little surprised at the price at first but that only last a few short minutes. What a great historical journey as you progress through the park. Great outdoor museum, and was surprised how big it was. My... More

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los angeles
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35 helpful votes 35 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 16, 2014 NEW

My sister lives in Southern Vermont and my boyfriend and I were in Providence so Old Sturbridge Village seemed to be in the middle. My sister and boyfriend had been here before years ago but it was new to me. I really enjoyed interacting with the staff who seemed to know their stuff--from the shoemaker who talked about his tools,... More

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Miami, Florida, USA
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9 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 13, 2014 NEW

This Open air museum was a stopover just minutes from I-90 and a good exhibit for the children many aspects of life before motor cars, computers and telephones. The children enthusiastically joined in the hands on activities - particulary the tug-o-war and the wagon ride and the cow milking.

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edinburgh
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16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 13, 2014 NEW

A very well maintained and laid out historical village. Many different aspects of life on 19th century. All displays a easier. Friendly staff who guide well and answer all questions, often in character. We spent a morning there, a whole day could easy have been filled. Our kids are much dee now, but I would say this was ideal for... More

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England
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55 reviews 55 reviews
30 attraction reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 11, 2014 NEW

We visited once before, over 10 years ago, so it is nice to see that it hasn't really changed - except that there is now more to see & do! There were demonstrations running throughout the day, friendly 'inhabitants' able to explain how life was in the period that has been recreated, many different buildings to walk round and lots... More

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Englewood, Colorado
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2014

This village is a museum and learning center of New England life. Learn about life in rural New England in 1790-1840. You are able to talk with costumed historians and see live demonstrations of the 19th century. Witness history coming to life. We would visit this village again if ever in the area.

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Central Massachusetts
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2014

A truly fun and educational experience for the entire family. We visited with our grandchildren, and no one was bored. The kids liked the hands-on interpreters, especially at the farm. A "don't miss" in Central Massachusetts.

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West Orange, New Jersey
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22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2014

We had a great time visiting Old Sturbridge Village... it is like going back in time to New England in the 1830s. It is a large village with over 40 restored buildings filled with historical artifacts, exhibits and many costumed staff people demonstrating what life was like in New England about 30 years before the Civil War. There is the... More

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Mildenhall, England, United Kingdom
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28 reviews 28 reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 29, 2014

Super place to visit. Plenty of things to see. The standard of re-enactors was variable. Some helpful and knowledgeable but others looked good but knew little. Could learn a little from Colonial Williamsburg WA where the staff are tip top.

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mattpoisett
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65 attraction reviews
58 helpful votes 58 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 28, 2014

On date day we visited the village. The place is a walk back in time. The docents are well able to demonstrate and explain what they do in the village. We spent 5 hours waling around and reading the signs. The gardens are perfect and show the love and care of the village.

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