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Old Sturbridge Village

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Address: 1 Old Sturbridge Village Road, Sturbridge, MA 01566
Phone Number: +1 508-347-3362
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15:00 - 21:00
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Fri - Sun 15:00 - 21:00
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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Interesting and educational

More interesting than I expected. There are spokespeople in the shoemaker, blacksmith, pottery, and others buildings as well as on the carriage that are entertaining and... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 1 week ago
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 413 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

More interesting than I expected. There are spokespeople in the shoemaker, blacksmith, pottery, and others buildings as well as on the carriage that are entertaining and informative.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Old Sturbridge Village is a "living history" museum centered around life in a rural Massachusetts village around the time the Industrial Revolution reached the US from its origins in Europe. The ostensible year is 1838, and the town has recently acquired a water-powered "carding mill" for preparing wool for spinning and weaving. This was a highly desirable technology at the... More 

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Boston, Massachusetts
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

My Wife and I visited Old Sturbridge Village on our way back from NYC. What we encountered was a step back in a Time Tunnel to life at the beginning of the industrial age. Water wheels running Saw mills, graineries, wool processors. Women in bonnets and men in stove-top hats, willing to tell you about life in their town. We... More 

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Boston, Massachusetts
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The weather could not have been more beautiful....crisp, but not cold - foliage still looked great. The horse drawn carriage was busy with wedding guests that day and we also saw the bride and groom walking into the old church. Gift shop had everything from penny candy to toys from the era - soldiers uniforms and hot cider! Many demonstrations... More 

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Thank Ann S
Blue Bell, Pa
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Sturbridge Village allows everyone to look back at life in a town from centuries ago. The preservation of the buildings is great and the museums housed inside are wonderful, but the best part are the people who reenact how things were done in the past. Blacksmiths, pottery makers, bakers, store keepers and others show how their trades were done in... More 

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Thank Bill M
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

If you like history, then spend a day walking the streets and buildings of OSV. Your admission ticket can be validated on the first day to give you a second day to explore at no additional charge. You walk up a dirt road to the first log cabin building. Outside is a well with a water bucket attached to a... More 

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Danielson, Connecticut
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We love visiting OSV. Beautiful at all times of the year. So much to see and learn. Highly recommended. Enjoy a nice walk around the village and stop in to each building.

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Alvin, Texas
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

There is so much to do here, so much to see, so much to learn, and it's beautiful, that doesn't hurt! You can learn the history, talk to the "locals", eat, shop, people watch, and see some beautiful scenery. There are animals, a horse drawn buggy, a potter who will bargain with you for his wares (bring him some cheese),... More 

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Charlton, Massachusetts
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Overall we had a good time at the Sleepy Hollow Experience. We lucked out with a clear and unseasonably warm night which helped make the experience a positive one for us. This is not a haunted house but rather a festive outdoor performance put on by a professional theater company. While our overall experience was a positive one, there were... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Really enjoyed visiting the village. A beautiful setting with lots of historical buildings to visit and bring the past to life. The costumed staff were very helpful and a nice cafe for a simple lunch. Well worth the drive up from Plymouth.

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