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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, Cultural
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, Cultural
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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2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 15, 2014 NEW

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 NEW

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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Greenwich, Connecticut
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7 reviews 7 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 7, 2014

Christmas by Candlelight is a program put on a the Village on nine nights in December. It's fun to learn how our Christmas traditions came about.

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Chester, United Kingdom
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79 reviews 79 reviews
34 attraction reviews
53 helpful votes 53 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 7, 2014

Old Sturbridge Village (OSV) Museum of Historic Buildings in a beautiful open-air site in Sturbridge, Massachusetts, USA. It holds a fascinating collection of historic buildings spanning several centuries, all of which have been rescued and rebuilt. We originally planned just a day visit, as passing by. So impressed, came back next day. Large shop sells a wide range of history-related... More 

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Commack, New York
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12 reviews 12 reviews
6 attraction reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 4, 2014

We were there about 4 hours. All the buildings were open. Most had demonstrations of village life going on. There is a free horse drawn wagon ride. It had snowed so I was glad I had my boots. It was very nice day.

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RHODE ISLAND
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8 reviews 8 reviews
3 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 3, 2014

I can't say enough good things about Old Sturbridge Village. It's a passage back in time and best done with some young people in tow. The enjoyment is seeing the awe in the faces of the children with you. It's a living history lesson that will stay with the children for all their lives. I'm 71 and can still remember... More 

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Old Town, Maine
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7 reviews 7 reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 2, 2014

young, old, and in between. A fun family activity. The Belgian draft horses were beautiful, and the guide was lovely.

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Ipswich, Massachusetts
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49 reviews 49 reviews
15 attraction reviews
27 helpful votes 27 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 27, 2014

Loved the beauty of the grounds, your able to walk the entire place in 3-4 hours you can see it all, but there is plenty to keep you all day if you wished. This is a living museum, you walk in and out of homes and business from the 1800`s some have in character workers, some you just view. My... More 

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Palmer, Massachusetts
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36 reviews 36 reviews
12 attraction reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 14, 2014

The first time I was here was on a school field trip. I had the best time. The actors are great and always stay in charter. We started watched the fire works here last year. They we're so so good! It's our new spot for The 4th Of July. My friend with kids go here yearly and I can't wait... More 

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North Haven, Connecticut, United States
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13 reviews 13 reviews
4 attraction reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 12, 2014

We visited OSV on Veteran's Day. It was fairly crowded but the only place that was really noticeable was at the General Store (gift shop). I have twin 8 yr olds who are studying this time period in school this year and thought it would be a fun and educational day. I was not wrong. It was both. They were... More 

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