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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 1 week ago

We had an enjoyable time and spent the better part of a day here. Our biggest complaint is that not all of the exhibits were open, and that some were only open part of the day. Also, a few of the buildings weren't manned. We...More

Date of experience: August 2018
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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 that you mostly enjoyed your visit. We also appreciate the feedback, since it helps us as we strive to improve the experience for all over time. We hope you will come again sometime.

Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

I remember coming here as a child and wanted my kids to experience it as well. They all enjoyed seeing a working farm and interacting with the people that worked and “lived” here. It was a really good day to spend there with lots of...More

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

Thank you for visiting Old Sturbridge Village with your kids! We're so happy to hear that you enjoyed your visit and we hope that you will come again some time.

Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We visited there for the kids' winter break, but because there was low attendance due to winter, the number of docents working and number of activities there was very low. Due to the low number of attractions available, we should have received a discount. Just...More

Date of experience: February 2019
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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 sorry to hear that you were not fully pleased with your trip. Activities in the Village are heavily reliant on the season, just like the tasks of early 19th-century rural New England. We hope you will give...More

Reviewed February 12, 2019

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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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 that you enjoyed your recent visit and we hope you will come again some time if you are ever in the area!

Reviewed February 3, 2019

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
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Maryann G, Marketing Specialist at Old Sturbridge Village, responded to this reviewResponded February 4, 2019

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 January 31, 2019

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
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Maryann G, Marketing Specialist at Old Sturbridge Village, responded to this reviewResponded February 4, 2019

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 January 20, 2019 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
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Maryann G, Marketing Specialist at Old Sturbridge Village, responded to this reviewResponded January 21, 2019

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
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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.

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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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