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Old Sturbridge Village

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1 Old Sturbridge Village Rd, Sturbridge, MA 01566-1198
+1 508-347-0290
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A recreated New England village, with authentic period buildings, provides vistors with an intimate view of life in the early 1800s.
  • Excellent71%
  • Very good23%
  • Average4%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
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“new england” (147 reviews)
“horse drawn” (25 reviews)
“carriage ride” (15 reviews)
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Hours Today: 9:30 AM - 5:00 PM
Suggested Duration: More than 3 hours
LOCATION
1 Old Sturbridge Village Rd, Sturbridge, MA 01566-1198
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+1 508-347-0290
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"new england"
in 147 reviews
"horse drawn"
in 25 reviews
"carriage ride"
in 15 reviews
"step back in time"
in 52 reviews
"cobbler"
in 12 reviews
"living museum"
in 31 reviews
"blacksmith shop"
in 28 reviews
"costumed interpreters"
in 19 reviews
"covered bridge"
in 22 reviews
"re enactors"
in 18 reviews
"farm animals"
in 25 reviews
"special events"
in 20 reviews
"period dress"
in 12 reviews
"working farm"
in 13 reviews
"all ages"
in 53 reviews
"learn something"
in 20 reviews
"grist mill"
in 25 reviews
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Reviewed 3 days ago

One in awhile it's nice to travel back to our roots as New England Americans and see the way things were on an everyday basis. What we find as really hard people back in the day found it self rewarding.

Thank Thomas P
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Maryann G, Marketing Specialist at Old Sturbridge Village, responded to this reviewResponded 2 days ago

Thank you for visiting the Village! We're happy to hear that you had a pleasant and eye opening experience. We hope you will come again sometime.

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

There was something rather ”luke warm” about this place: very little information about the concept; little information in the exhibits; the staff in those that were staffed were unenthusiastic, seemed unable to go “off script” and answer questions, and, frankly, did not seem too knowledgeable....More

2  Thank Llangatwg
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Maryann G, Marketing Specialist at Old Sturbridge Village, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Thank you for visiting and for your comments. We strive to provide a fun and educational experience for all visitors and appreciate the feedback. I have passed on your comments to our Director of Historical Interpretation.

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Our visit to the living history museum of Sturbridge Village was very interesting and a great way to spend a day. The grounds are lovely and laid out well to visit each site. The staff was friendly and very helpful, and the costumed re-enactors were...More

1  Thank VIRGINIA M
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Maryann G, Marketing Specialist at Old Sturbridge Village, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Thank you for visiting Old Sturbridge Village! We're happy to hear that you had a good visit. We hope that you will return someday, perhaps for a special event.

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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Easy to find with ample free parking. No Triple A discount but does take senior. Beautiful setting where you can easily spend the day. TIP: When you first get there look at the events for the day calendar and plan what you want to see....More

1  Thank joyceTL4
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Maryann G, Marketing Specialist at Old Sturbridge Village, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Thank you for visiting the Village and for taking the time to write a review! We're so happy to hear that you enjoyed your day here, visiting with our costumed historians, watching them work and make things, and exploring the premises. We hope you will...More

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Reviewed 5 weeks ago via mobile

This is an excellent place to visit. Spent all day there. Lots of various interesting things to see and learn . Very interesting and informative .

Thank Linda1281938013
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Maryann G, Marketing Specialist at Old Sturbridge Village, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

Thank you for visiting Old Sturbridge Village! We're happy to hear you enjoyed your visit and found the Village to be interesting. We hope you will return sometime!

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Reviewed May 14, 2018 via mobile

I went here as a child for my school field trip. I just the other day returned here for my daughter's field trip. It hasn't changed a lot though they did add a learning center with some pretty cool activities. My daughter age 8, really...More

Thank dave c
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Maryann G, Marketing Specialist at Old Sturbridge Village, responded to this reviewResponded May 15, 2018

Thank you for returning to Old Sturbridge Village and for leaving a review! We're happy that you and your daughter enjoyed your recent field trip experience, and hope you will come again sometime.

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Reviewed May 6, 2018 via mobile

We had an amazing time during our visit to the 1800’s New England. Our BoyScouts troop had a sleep over; so far is the best we have had. The kids learned how to make cookies, made a pottery activity and had a scavenger hunt. The...More

Thank catalina B
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Maryann G, Marketing Specialist at Old Sturbridge Village, responded to this reviewResponded May 7, 2018

Thank you for visiting Old Sturbridge Village and participating in our "Hop into History" overnight program! We're happy to hear that your troop enjoyed the activities and experiences during the program. We hope you will visit again sometime.

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Reviewed May 4, 2018

We spent 7 hours here, mostly on our feet, but we enjoyed it. We walked into every building, talked to the staff in costume, took a horse-drawn ride, and ate some delicious snacks. The most interesting demonstrations were the shoemaker, printer, and tinsmith. The staff/volunteers...More

Thank Rowena H
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Maryann G, Marketing Specialist at Old Sturbridge Village, responded to this reviewResponded May 7, 2018

Thank you for visiting Old Sturbridge Village! We're happy to hear that you enjoyed spending the day here, exploring the houses, talking with costumed historians, and visiting the animals. We hope you will come again sometime, perhaps for one of our special events.

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Reviewed April 29, 2018

My husband asked me to choose anyplace for a little vacation. In the whole US, I wanted to revisit OSV .. It was crawling with school groups - mostly well-behaved. The working artisans were wonderful

Thank BARBARA F
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Maryann G, Marketing Specialist at Old Sturbridge Village, responded to this reviewResponded April 30, 2018

Thank you for visiting Old Sturbridge Village! We're glad you enjoyed your visit and speaking with our costumed artisans. We hope you will come again sometime!

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Reviewed April 19, 2018

The people who work at OSV are the very hospitable and helpful and they really know the historical context of the place. We had a wonderful time here. The layout is not like a museum - it is a real town. We visited twice. The...More

Thank Robert S
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Maryann G, Marketing Specialist at Old Sturbridge Village, responded to this reviewResponded April 23, 2018

Thank you for visiting the Village two times! We're happy to hear that you enjoyed both visits and our Redcoats & Rebels event. We hope you will visit again sometime!

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Elizabeth L
June 20, 2018|
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Response from Maryann G | Property representative |
We recommend a minimum of 3 hours, though many visitors choose to spend the entire day.
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Jim G
May 24, 2018|
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Response from mesatraveler | Reviewed this property |
Hartford or Worcester will work, but Hartford seems to have more flight connections.
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Bob L
February 4, 2018|
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Response from mesatraveler | Reviewed this property |
Yes, that would be interesting. Not sure where he is after retirement.
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