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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: 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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Great walks, great time for couples & families alike

We've been there with and without kids, and it's excellent every time; Lovely trails to walk, and history to break up the walks; It's great to see how things were done "in the old... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed March 25, 2015
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22 reviews 22 reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 25, 2015 NEW

We've been there with and without kids, and it's excellent every time; Lovely trails to walk, and history to break up the walks; It's great to see how things were done "in the old days", and the "live" demos, and the staff all in period costume makes for a great time out. We're members and go regularly - we're not... More 

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Winthrop, Maine
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8 reviews 8 reviews
3 attraction reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 23, 2015

We went here with a tour in March to see the maple sugaring process. Alas, there was no maple sap due to the cold. The people still put on excellent, informative, fun demonstrations. The place was very authentic and gives a true taste of the time period. Can't wait to go back at another time in the year to see... More 

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Webster, Massachusetts
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21 reviews 21 reviews
5 attraction reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 21, 2015

Went to the candlelight Christmas tour and had dinner at the Inn beforehand. Everything totally excellent!

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Portland, Maine
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70 attraction reviews
224 helpful votes 224 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 17, 2015

Over the years, I have been to Old Sturbridge Village several times...yet it never ceases to amaze and educate me. Once you enter, you are actually transported to Colonial New England...a complete town or village. I have found that it is not as crowded in late fall as it is in the spring and summer months. The village is gorgeous... More 

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Watford, United Kingdom
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8 attraction reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 17, 2015

Visited on a sunny Saturay with family, mainly to see the tapping of the maples trees. However it was too cold and so then app was not running. Very informative about life in Massachusetts in the late 18th century. Horse drawn sleigh rides looked fun. Shop for full of interesting items including tin and pottery made on site. Cafe Ok... More 

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Guilderland, New York
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36 reviews 36 reviews
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18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 11, 2015

Took a family trip here for the weekend. The kids really enjoyed learning about how things were done in "the old days". It was not very crowded which allowed for many questions to be asked. Stayed at the Hampton Inn just down the road. The tickets were good for two days and we went both. So much to see in... More 

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N.H.
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 26, 2015

Old Sturbridge Village has seasonal events and something for everyone. Their website says it best: OSV.org. If you're crafty - there's blacksmithing, textiles, early American cooking, tinsmithing and survival classes! I think any age group will enjoy visiting for a weekend or if time is limited, for a couple hours. There's even maple sugar making, music concerts, great restaurants and... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 21, 2015

My husband daughter and grandson and I attended the Family Cook. We had the most incredible evening. The staff were very friendly and made us all at ease while preparing the dinner. Preparing and cooking the meal as if we were in the 1800's was very educational interesting and fun. The meal was fantastic. It was the most enjoyable family... More 

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Ansonia, Connecticut, Usa
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 20, 2015

My daughter and I just love going here! The simplicity of the settings and the fun of playing the old fashioned games keeps us coming back. We always have a nice and relaxing day away from electronics and commotion :) Love their special events too.

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Sturbridge, Massachusetts
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2015

Always have an excellent time going to the Village! Plenty of options for strolling through buildings and exhibits. We also went for July 4th fireworks and they were fantastic!

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