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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
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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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Shutesbury, Massachusetts
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123 reviews 123 reviews
44 attraction reviews
56 helpful votes 56 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 28, 2014 NEW

This is a great place and no two visits are ever the same. There is always something new going on as the seasons change. There are special events that are lots of fun. Yesterday was the Harvest Party at night which is a once/year event. We got to see the kiln in use, listen to music by the grist mill,... More

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Highland
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91 reviews 91 reviews
17 attraction reviews
34 helpful votes 34 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 25, 2014 NEW

My wife and I visited Old Sturbridge Village and found it to be a well maintained and in character historical village. Life in the 1800's was very well depicted and the exhibits and demo's were well laid out. We spent an entire day walking the paths and enjoying the sights and sounds. There were many benches to stop and rest... More

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Hilo, Hawaii
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6 reviews 6 reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 20, 2014

I was nervous about taking the family there, esp. having just been at Six Flags the day before. I thought my 13 and 10 year old girls would surely whine and complain at doing something educational and planned to limit ourselves to 2 hours. Five hours later...! The variety of things to see and do inside and outside and the... More

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Clearwater, Florida
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107 reviews 107 reviews
19 attraction reviews
44 helpful votes 44 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 17, 2014

Much to do about not much. Better old towns elsewhere; this was mostly shopping and a museum, not a village.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 17, 2014

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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92 reviews 92 reviews
12 attraction reviews
35 helpful votes 35 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 16, 2014

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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29 reviews 29 reviews
9 attraction reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 13, 2014

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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34 reviews 34 reviews
9 attraction reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 13, 2014

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
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 11, 2014

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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8 reviews 8 reviews
6 attraction reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
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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