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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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Wed - Sun 9:30 am - 4:00 pm
Recommended length of visit: More than 3 hours
Activities: Dining, Leisure education
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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Wonderful slice of history

Very similar to Williamsburg with period costume docents. Live demonstration of many crafts including sheep shearing, tinsmith, blacksmith, and sawmill. Knowledgeable staff... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed May 24, 2015
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Clearwater, Florida
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Clearwater, Florida
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45 reviews 45 reviews
9 attraction reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 24, 2015 NEW

Very similar to Williamsburg with period costume docents. Live demonstration of many crafts including sheep shearing, tinsmith, blacksmith, and sawmill. Knowledgeable staff. Onsite food is good and not over priced. You can get a second day free by visiting the gift shop. Shop is well stocked and prices are good, some items are reproductions made onsite. Many buildings on 250... More 

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Vernon, Connecticut
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7 attraction reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 24, 2015 NEW

We spent a few hours at the village 5/23 and we had a lot of fun.Having fun and learning about our history was a double bonus.All of the people who work there make it an enjoyable experience.The demonstrations are very interesting,and we had a great time learning about the hard work and planning that went into living during that time... More 

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Oxford, Massachusetts
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 23, 2015 NEW

Old Sturbridge Village is "living history" The people are dressed and acting as if they are really in the timeperiod. Some are extremely well versed in their subject and can answer any question. All the employees and friendly and willing to chat! Be prepared for a LOT of walking on dirt and gravel lanes. With hills. Its not an easy... More 

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Washington DC, District of Columbia
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52 reviews 52 reviews
27 attraction reviews
38 helpful votes 38 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 21, 2015 NEW

The central attraction for the town. We spent five hours there but you could easily spend all day. The visitors center has a section for the children to play farming, cooking, and running a general store. The town is laid out nicely, with costumed actors every so often. Many of the buildings have informational signage and interactive spots if the... More 

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Martha's Vineyard, Massachusetts
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7 reviews 7 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 18, 2015 NEW

We went on the first Sunday of May, a beautiful sunny day. Lots of walking house to house so be prepared with comfortable walking shoes for dirt roads and some cold water bottles to drink (we were able to buy some in the general store and there is a cafeteria). Having live people in costume telling the stories of how... More 

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bolton
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54 reviews 54 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 13, 2015

We didn't have long, but had a nice time. Great educationally. Old house, workshops, actors, animals, mills, lots to do.

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Mims, Florida
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 12, 2015

The entrance fee was $24, but with a military I.D. It was free for my whole family! The town is made up of old houses and buildings from throughout New England, and the actors are fantastic. The craftsmen and women are top notch, and the blacksmith and sawmill are a must see!

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Valley Center, California
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 8, 2015

It was a stunningly beautiful day with hardly any other visitors! I thought it was quite interesting and enjoyed strolling through the village. We stopped to make hand dipped candles and a tin candle holder. I appreciated having the village basically to ourselves. I don't think I would have enjoyed it quite as much had it been crowded.

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Glastonbury, Connecticut
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12 reviews 12 reviews
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3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 6, 2015

Staff was friendly and informative. We could spend several days listening to their tales. We also enjoyed the free second day visit offer with regular admission price. :D

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Wellesley
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10 reviews 10 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 4, 2015

Learn by experiencing firsthand an historic period in America's past.You see all aspects of life as it was lived almost two centuries ago, from homes large and small to the farms, the blacksmith shop, the bank., and the meeting house.

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