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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 2013
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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Paxton, Massachusetts, United States
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5 reviews 5 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2014 NEW

Great place, visit multiple times throughout the year. Can't say enough good things about the interpreters. From the store, to the print shop, sawmill and potter they are informative, helpful, patient with young visitors and have a wealth of knowledge. In over 15+ visits over the last 8 years I have never left OSV without learning something new. Large variety... More

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Sturbridge, Massachusetts
2 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2014 NEW

we went this summer with the grands, who enjoyed it, even though they are under age 5. i should say that i've been going here off and on since the 1950's, and that is the main reason i can't give it an excellent review. . .now that they've taken away some of the costumed interpreters, and installed many repros. it... More

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Sturbridge, Massachusetts
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3 reviews 3 reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2014 NEW

So nice to unplug here! Crafts, animals, boat and coach rides! Unique exhibits and authentic period buildings make this all worth the trip!

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arlington MA
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16 reviews 16 reviews
5 attraction reviews
41 helpful votes 41 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 29, 2014

Do not hesitate to visit off season. The docents in each building were fantastic and had the time to individually tell stories and make the history live.

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Providence
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21 reviews 21 reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 22, 2014 via mobile

I haven't been in years but happy I made it back! Great relaxing enjoyable day. Something for everyone!

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Strafford, New Hampshire
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5 reviews 5 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 18, 2014

The only thing I did not like is it was too cold...that is not the fault of the Village. As always this place will entertain and you will go away happy.

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Monroe, Connecticut
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11 reviews 11 reviews
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 17, 2014

The village was okay. I thought it would be better - . I think it's expensive for what you get. Good for kids - we were on a weekend away and was not overly impressed.

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Sudbury, Massachusetts
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 21, 2014

Went with kids (11, 10, 7) they even liked it! Re-enactors were friendly and welcoming, and taught about 1830's America. Great place to bring your family, or a fun active date! They have many activities year round for all ages. Check it out- if you like history you will enjoy Sturbridge Village.

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed February 16, 2014

Ate in the tavern on valentines day. The menu looked amazing but the food was just ok. The creme brûlée was not cooked. It was liquid. Asked the waiter about it and he had no idea what it should be like but brought us new ones . They were the same. They offered us ice cream and took 10% off... More

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New York City, New York
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3 reviews 3 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 3, 2014

Even in winter, it's gorgeous, but wear waterproof boots if there's snowmelt. If you love historic villages, this is one of the best ones. Favorites: the Fitch House & the Knight Store.

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