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Old Sturbridge Village

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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.
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Hours Today: 9:30 AM - 4:00 PM
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Suggested duration: More than 3 hours
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1 Old Sturbridge Village Rd, Sturbridge, MA 01566-1198
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Reviewed 4 days ago

Hi. Stayed here for the night. The next day we did a tour of the village. Ery authentic with folks dressed in period clothes.

Date of experience: January 2019
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Reviewed 1 week ago

We went right after a good snowfall and it was beautiful! We bought hot chocolate and took a sleigh ride through the village. They had sleds near one of the farms too. Well worth the money, trip and time. The only complaint is it was...More

Date of experience: March 2018
Thank beechnut463
Maryann G, Marketing Specialist at Old Sturbridge Village, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Thank you for visiting Old Sturbridge Village! We're happy to hear you enjoyed your winter visit and hope you will come again, perhaps in a different season. Our on-site food options are more robust during the warmer months.

Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Lots to see and learn for all the family. A great way to start the Christmas .holiday,especially when at dusk the Christmas tree lights are turned on. Observe the industry village life from shoe making to candle making.Wrap up well and enjoy the experience.

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank redlady43
Maryann G, Marketing Specialist at Old Sturbridge Village, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Thank you for coming to Christmas by Candlelight. We're so happy to hear that you enjoyed your visit and we hope you will come again.

Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Had a wonderful time with my niece and great nephew. It was fun to visit the houses and receive treats from the village interpreters. So many fantastically costumed children were excitedly gathering their treats in the safety of the villages vehicle free common.

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank Venture207502
Maryann G, Marketing Specialist at Old Sturbridge Village, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Thank you so much for participating in a Village Trick or Treat! We're happy to hear that you had a good time with your niece and great nephew and hope you will come again sometime!

Reviewed December 20, 2018 via mobile

Great event walking the candlelit paths of OSV with the kids and stopping in each structure to see how preparations were made for the holidays, which food was prepared and when and enjoying hot mulled apple cider. The horse drawn "sleigh" (no snow so more...More

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank giaabruzzi
Maryann G, Marketing Specialist at Old Sturbridge Village, responded to this reviewResponded December 27, 2018

Thank you for visiting Old Sturbridge Village for Christmas by Candlelight! We're so happy to hear that you and your kids had a good time at the Village and we hope you will come again next year!

Reviewed December 18, 2018

The Old Village is very beautifully decorated during the Christmas season. They still have a lot of working displays, people are nice to talk with and happy to share information. They have two horse drawn wagons so the kids can get a ride without waiting...More

Date of experience: December 2018
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Maryann G, Marketing Specialist at Old Sturbridge Village, responded to this reviewResponded December 20, 2018

Thank you for coming to Christmas by Candlelight at Old Sturbridge Village! We're so happy to hear that you enjoyed your visit and we hope you will come again sometime.

Reviewed December 18, 2018

Dec 14 Canlelight at Sturbridge Village Loved a lot of things about this visit. We had been the year before and enjoyed the young children's section so spent more time on the adult side of things. Visited all the houses and buildings around the village...More

Date of experience: December 2018
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Maryann G, Marketing Specialist at Old Sturbridge Village, responded to this reviewResponded December 20, 2018

Thank you for coming to Christmas by Candlelight at Old Sturbridge Village! We're so happy to hear that you enjoyed your visit and hope that you will indeed be able to make this an annual tradition. We wish you many happy returns.

Reviewed December 17, 2018 via mobile

Went to the Christmas by Candlelight this weekend and left disappointed. We didn’t encounter any staff actually in character as expected, but rather people just manning exhibits. They seemed overwhelmed by the crowd so instead of what could be a fun experience at each house,...More

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank TripreviewCt
Maryann G, Marketing Specialist at Old Sturbridge Village, responded to this reviewResponded December 20, 2018

Thank you for taking the time to write a review. We are sorry to hear that you were disappointed in the experience but we do appreciate the feedback. Here at Old Sturbridge Village, we use third-person interpretation so our people in costume are not characters...More

Reviewed December 16, 2018 via mobile

This was our third visit to this annual event. It gets better and better each year. They have a wonderful Santa who really takes his time to talk with each child. Two restaurants requiring advanced reservations, but you don’t need reservations for the cafeteria style...More

Date of experience: December 2018
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Maryann G, Marketing Specialist at Old Sturbridge Village, responded to this reviewResponded December 17, 2018

Thank you for coming to Christmas by Candlelight for the third time! We're so happy to hear that you have made this event a tradition and that you have enjoyed your experience here. We wish you many happy returns!

Reviewed December 16, 2018 via mobile

Our family of 4 couples and 4 children went to the Old Sturbridge Village Christmas event last night! What a wonderful night! Carriage rides, places to grab food, crafts for the kids and beautiful lights! A nice campfire with traveling Carolers and house all decorated...More

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank nancyjas
Maryann G, Marketing Specialist at Old Sturbridge Village, responded to this reviewResponded December 17, 2018

Thank you for coming to Christmas by Candlelight and for taking the time to write a review! We're so happy to hear that you and your family enjoyed your experience here and we hope that you will come again sometime.

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Diane C
August 8, 2018|
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Response from Maryann G | Property representative |
Hours vary seasonally. We are currently open Wednesday - Sunday. You can always check the footer of our website or the VISIT page on our website for our current and upcoming hours.
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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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LoveTaveling
Chicago, IL USA
Sturbridge Village - 8/2/14 Saturday…good for adult couple? (3 Replies)
My husband and I are visiting Boston for 8 days in August. We were going to go to Old Sturbridge Village on August 2nd, but after seeing THIS day is the Redcoats & Rebels, largest military reenactment weekend, we are starting to have second thoughts. 1. WIll this be too hectic of a weekend to go? 2. Is this weekend best for families and kids, or do you think two adults will enjoy it without kids? Or is there something in Lexington that would be better? We arrive Thursday late night. Sleep in...More
June 07, 2014|
Response fromBooKat|
Hello there - I went to the Redcoats and Rebels event last year. It was great! Don't let the thought of lots of kids stop you from going. Sturbridge Village, even on a non-event weekend, is always popular with families but it is pretty big and can absorb a lot of people. And, there will definitely be adults there without kids. You'll see many Colonial re-enactor groups which set up encampments around the village in addition to the regular exhibits and lots of special activities scheduled. You...More
smbfox
California
Old Sturbridge Village vs. Plimouth Plantation-- discuss! (9 Replies)
We'll be in Boston in October with our three kids, (13, 11, and 7) and figured they would enjoy a visit to either Old Sturbridge Village or Plimouth Plantation. Which would you pick, and why? Thanks!
August 31, 2011|
Response fromMahj|
I assume you will be renting a car to get there although we always recommend you not have a car in the city (parking is pricey). Here's one discussion we have had on the topic: tripadvisor.com/ShowTopic-g60745-i48-k407662…
Sunseekergirl77
Moorhead, Minnesota
Travel to Sturbridge on a Saturday morning (3 Replies)
Hello! Wondering how much traffic we might encounter leaving downtown Boston heading towards the Old Sturbridge Village on a Saturday morning in June? Is it something we should plan differently if we can? Thank you!
March 11, 2018|
Response fromMolly452|
I have lots of family in central and western MA so I spend a lot of time on the Mass Pike. I find that it’s hard to predict what the traffic will be like. Sometimes the weekend traffic is horrendous, sometimes not, but I would think that a Saturday morning in June wouldn’t be bad. I wouldn’t change my plans because of it.