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Old Sturbridge Village

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Address: 1 Old Sturbridge Village Rd, Sturbridge, MA 01566-1198
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
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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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What a wonderful place to spend the day!

While in Massachusetts for the Brimfield Antiques Fair, my husband and I took a day out to explore Old Sturbridge Village ... and, we're glad we did! The costumed docents were... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed yesterday
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Reynoldsburg, Ohio
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Reynoldsburg, Ohio
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55 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

While in Massachusetts for the Brimfield Antiques Fair, my husband and I took a day out to explore Old Sturbridge Village ... and, we're glad we did! The costumed docents were very knowledgeable, friendly, and helpful. We especially enjoyed the "Mills Brothers" who explained the 3 working water-powered mills. We took both the wagon ride and the boat cruise, both... More 

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Plantation, Florida
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 44 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

A visit to Sturbridge Village, particularly with children, is a day you'll cherish for a lifetime. My wife and I took our nine year old granddaughter and had a wonderful day. The village is a true-to-life recreation of a rural New England village of the 1830s. It has homes, churches (and a Quaker meeting house), craft businesses, a model bank... More 

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NJ
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

Love history but this place was really lacking. It was a hot day and not crowded but staff was unenergetic, it was dusty, signs were mildly informative. If you want Colonial history - there are better places.

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West Brookfield, Massachusetts
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

I have been familiar with OSV for 4 decades. I even built an OSV Reproduction Solomon Richardson Parsonage in 1988-1989. As a local type I have relied on OSV for the interpretations of American antiquities. The clock museum is wonderful hosting over 40 Tall Clocks. But OSV is a "living" museum. Take the kids.. take the grandkids.. take your friends!

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Vermont
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

Thoroughly enjoyed walking around in the working 1830s old sturbridge village. Actors in period costume working the fields and shops offering commentary and a glimpse into life in the past. Educational. Very interesting. Great for kids too. Clean and well kept. Definitely reccommend and will go back someday

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Danbury, Connecticut
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

We are members and frequent visitors for years now, but every time we go, we learn something new and experience something new.

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Attleboro, Massachusetts
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

My husband and I just went at the end of July, not much happening. None of the equipment was running. We did stop in the church and listen to the choir, very good.

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Tampa, Florida
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

Enjoyed our walk into the past. Sawmill, blacksmith, shoe maker, and pottery maker demonstrations were great. The presentations held the attention of an 8 year old. I would recommend this to everyone.

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North Brookfield, Massachusetts, United States
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

This is one of the best museum villages in the US. A great learning experience for old and young and lots of activities and special events. Also some hands-on activities for the kids!

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Schaumburg, Illinois
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

We have enjoyed Old Sturbridge Village for over 40 years. It is a great place for adults and children to visit. We like it even better than Williamsburg. The people working there are actually performing their jobs, not just talking about what someone did 200 years ago. It makes a great difference for folks to be able to observe an... More 

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