Old Sturbridge Village, Sturbridge

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Experience what rural New England life was like from the 1790s through the 1830s at Old Sturbridge Village. The largest living museum in New England, it spans more than 80 hectares (200 acres) and encompasses more than 40 original buildings. Explore homes, meetinghouses, shops, a school, and a bank. The working farm features animals that would have been found here almost 200 years ago, such as chicken, sheep, oxen, and pigs. Throughout the village, staff in period costumes make crafts, garden, and demonstrate cooking techniques throughout the day. Don't miss the village's collection of Early American antiques, including firearms and glass. Choose from plenty of dining options or bring a picnic to enjoy on the grounds. Wear comfortable shoes. With our world travel planner, Sturbridge attractions like Old Sturbridge Village can be center stage of your vacation plans, and you can find out about other attractions like it, unlike it, near it, and miles away.
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  • We visited on an evening of illumination. You get a tour of various buildings that would either have had some kind of illumination (candles or oil lamps) or would be working thru the night or had...  more »
  • The evening spent at Sturbridge Village with the family was enjoyable! The kids had a blast. Well laid out lots to see and so pretty at night all lit up. It was xss a little difficult to get it all...  more »
  • Haven't been back here since fifth grade!! The wife and I now being middle age had a great time. We loved walking around and learning about our New English history in a "living" town enviroment. All the employees were exceptionally friendly and knowledgeable on the character they portrayed
  • This was so much fun! Lots to see, do and learn. By the end of the day our legs and feet were sore in a good way from doing so much. I enjoyed going here with my daughter because it was a good learning experience about a time of our country as well as fun.

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