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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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This is such a great location. A great collection of old buildings from around New England are centrally located with appropriate actors explaining tools, trades, and lifestyles... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed August 30, 2015
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Webster, Massachusetts
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Webster, Massachusetts
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22 reviews
14 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 30, 2015 NEW

This is such a great location. A great collection of old buildings from around New England are centrally located with appropriate actors explaining tools, trades, and lifestyles of years past. Their village by candlelight offered in December is a great evening with special programming (like hot chocolate with creme de menthe and carolers) makes for a great family evening.

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51 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 30, 2015 NEW

I thought the village was really cute, and very informative, However I thought the price was a little steep. $24 per adult, for $15 I would have loved it. You get a 2nd visit free in the next 10 days, but if you are out of town that isn't going to work. Over all very nice, and a good place... More 

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139 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 47 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 30, 2015 NEW

Crowds were light, sky blue with white clouds. We had a nice time taking pictures and seeing this great historic recreation.

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 30, 2015 NEW

The village was well preserved and if you've never experienced this kind of step-back- in-time it is interesting. But having visited other villages similar to this, it pales in comparison. Nice for a one time visit, but would not go back.

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Feeding Hills, Massachusetts, Usa
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23 reviews
12 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 29, 2015 NEW

What a fascinating trip back in time. Sturbridge Village is loaded with history, picturesque scenery and numerous artisans displaying their crafts of yesteryear. Their are many period homesteads and farms to visit. In addition to the smiths, cobblers, wood workers and teachers, you may well encounter farmers, livestock and and a patriot or two. The sound of a musket being... More 

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Fairhaven, Massachusetts
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 28, 2015 NEW

We came here today after riding our motorcycle's. Come to find out today was the only free day of the year. It was nice but very crowded. Lots of kids on a last fling of summer. Very hot also. I advise water. It was nice to see if has not changed since I was s kid. Brings you back in... More 

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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2015 NEW

It was HOT, dry dirt and humid air the day we went, dusty dirt roads, I should have worn boots or something to keep the kicked up dust off of me. And took water around with me. Maybe I would have had a better time if it had been better weather. The whole place really is very nicely done, my... More 

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Durham, North Carolina
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 39 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2015 NEW

My husband and I have been to a number of village/museums and this one was refreshingly different, given its emphasis on life in 1838, as opposed to during the American revolution. Had two guided tours, both with Monique (who was great, and really brought the area to life). The demonstrations in the mills are worth the walk, and there was... More 

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Brooklyn, New York
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2015 NEW

We spent a morning at Old Sturbridge Village with our 2 year old. He was, perhaps, a tad young to really appreciate the whole thing, but he did enjoy the stagecoach ride, the animals, and the indoor play village. I hadn't originally planned to go - the cost of admission is a bit steep, but if you're staying at the... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2015

What a super place to visit. We love walking around and this last trip we found new things to see and do that we'd not had the chance to over the years. We do ravel her 3-4 times a year now because we like the scenery during the different seasons and learning how thing wee doe in the early 1800's.... More 

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