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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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Suggested duration: More than 3 hours
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1 Old Sturbridge Village Rd, Sturbridge, MA 01566-1198
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My family and I attended Christmas by candlelight last weekend. While the idea is great, there certainly needs to be some adjustments. The environment was so packed with people that it is nearly impossible to see displays, and maneuver around the historic homes. There was...More

Date of experience: December 2018
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Reviewed 1 week ago

This village is a recreation of buildings and times in the late 1700’s to early 1800’s. If you are interested in something “historic” such as where a battle was fought or a famous person slept here, you will be better served someplace else. If you...More

Date of experience: October 2018
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Maryann G, Marketing Specialist at Old Sturbridge Village, responded to this reviewResponded 5 days ago

Thank you for visiting Old Sturbridge Village! We're so happy to hear that you had an interesting time at the Village. We hope you will come again - perhaps in a different season or for a special event!

Reviewed 1 week ago

We visited Old Sturbridge Village & attended their Candlelight Christmas. A light dusting of snow gave everything a magical glow. We visited many old homes, tasting hot apple cider & cookies. We enjoyed a horse-drawn sleigh ride, watched a magic show at the Bullard Tavern,...More

Date of experience: November 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 during Christmas by Candlelight. We're so happy to hear that you enjoyed your time here and hope you will come again!

Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We visited Old Sturbridge Village the second weekend in November, so it wasn't crowded and it was just a delight. My husband is a native New Englander and had been to Sturbridge a few times before, but our daughter and I had not. We were...More

Date of experience: November 2018
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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 so happy to hear that you and your family enjoyed your recent visit and hope you will come again sometime.

Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This village is similar to that of New England in the early 1800's. There are homes, farms, craft shops, shoe store, pottery, blacksmith, printing office, community center, school. The "residents" are dressed in the time period, The craftsmen give demonstrations, explanations and courteously answer questions....More

Date of experience: June 2018
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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 so happy to hear that you enjoyed going back in time at the Village and hope you will come again sometime.

Reviewed November 7, 2018

A wonderful place to wander round a working museum and to gain some insight into the hardworking lives of people who lived in that community. To see the shoemaker, the forge worker, the woman striving to make butter obviously makes the visit much more insightful...More

Date of experience: October 2018
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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 have enjoyed your visits and learning about the hard work of those who came before us. We hope you will come again!

Reviewed November 6, 2018

I brought my tween daughter here to kill an afternoon before a family wedding in town. We had a really nice time! Lots of interesting things to see. The village was bigger than I thought it would be. We especially enjoyed the ghost stories, the...More

Date of experience: October 2018
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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 while you were in town! We're happy to hear that you and your daughter enjoyed your afternoon here and we hope you will come again next time you are in the area.

Reviewed November 6, 2018

OK 1st, if you have the opportunity to go in different seasons..GO! Going in WINTER is an entirely different view of the village & how we started off here. Spring smells are amazing! Summer, lets you appreciate AC more than you ever did before... &...More

Date of experience: December 2017
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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 time and time again! We're so happy to hear that you have enjoyed your many visits and that your son continues to enjoy the experience. We wish you many happy returns.

Reviewed November 5, 2018

I last visited in 1966 and was surprised just how much the village includes...perhaps it has grown. As a fan of Colonial Williamsburg and other recreated colonial villages, I found many general similarities but enough differences to really get a lot out of our visit....More

Date of experience: October 2018
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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 again! We're happy to hear that you enjoyed your recent visit and hope you will come again.

Reviewed November 5, 2018

Haven't been in years and am super glad we stopped by. It's $28 for adult entry and worth it for a whole day of fun. $5 stagecoach rides available inside as well. We opted to try the Bountiful Harvest Buffet in the Bullard Tavern (upstairs)...More

Date of experience: November 2018
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Maryann G, Marketing Specialist at Old Sturbridge Village, responded to this reviewResponded November 5, 2018

Thank you for visiting the Village again! We're so happy to hear you enjoyed your visit and hope 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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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...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.