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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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Columbia, Connecticut, United States
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2014 NEW via mobile

We have had a family membership for years. It is a great value for Grandparents to take their grandchildren in every season! We are fortunate to be about an hour away in CT. We also loved going to Christmas By Candlelight as a family! We are on our way right now...everyone looking forward to yet another fun day in the... More

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Harrisville, Rhode Island
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2014 NEW

Visited on Fire and Ice Day with my daughter and 2 grandchildren (ages 11 and 7) and had the most wonderful time. So much so that as an early Christmas gift I purchased a family plus 1 membership package and it allowed deduction ($46) for the cost of our day visit. Only live 45 minutes away so we are planning... More

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Browns Mills, New Jersey
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19 reviews 19 reviews
9 attraction reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 28, 2014 NEW

What a wonderful museum! I am so happy that we spent 2 days exploring this gem!! The "Hands on Crafts" area was an added bonus! For a minimal fee you can make and take a keepsake. My daughter and I made a coil pot and I must say, it was an experience we will forever cherish! Sturbridge Village is truly... More

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29 reviews 29 reviews
16 attraction reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2014 NEW

I've been here twice and loved the visit both times. There is a lot to see and learn as well as a small boat and carriage ride. I'd love to go back and would especially like to make the trip for one of their specialty openings like the Christmas one where the village is lit by candlelight like it would've... More

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Nashua, New Hampshire
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2014 NEW

Old Sturbridge Village is a living museum. I had 3 hours to tour this village so was a little rushed, but I managed to visit every building there. In many buildings were costumed docents ready to explain what life was like in 1830. I talked to people cooking, sawing lumber, making shoes, making pottery, teaching school, and doing many other... More

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Barre, VT
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8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2014 NEW

We visited with our nine year old granddaughter. The interpreters were knowledgeable and very patient with children. Much more of the village was hands-on than I remember from our trips in the past (twenty years ago). Not only “could” things be touched, tried, and handled...it was encouraged. While there was much that would appeal to adults the overall experience was... More

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Boston, Massachusetts
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2014

We went expecting to stay the morning, but ended up staying a full two days. There was so much to learn and see! The staff was very well educated in their crafts and very friendly. The grounds were shady and well kept. Animals plentiful and types of buildings varied. My only complaint was that there were no healthy food options... More

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Boston, MA
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2014

I laughed at all the negative reviews. Not sure what people were thinking this experience was going to be. There is a treasure trove of things from the 1700 and 1800s. If you take the time to map things out and see demonstrations etc there is so much to learn. The setting is beautiful. Apparently kids under 18 are free... More

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Lynn
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33 reviews 33 reviews
7 attraction reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2014

Awesome place to visit especially if your like history and learning things of the past. The people are very knowledgeable, friendly and great at playing the characters they portray. We learned a great deal from our visit of life in the 1800's

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Greenville, South Carolina
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2014

This is an excellent way to spend a few hours, no matter what your age. We spent 4 hours walking, listening, and learning about what life was like in New England over 100 years ago. The staff are very knowledgable and willing to answer questions. The buildings, animals, exhibits, and working areas were the most interesting. However, there were some... More

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