Old Sturbridge Village, Sturbridge

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History Museum · Educational Site
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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  • OSV is a living museum like Colonial Williamsburg or Plymouth Plantation. Each of these museums have their own time frames that they represent. Here at OSV, it is the 1830s. Walk the village and...  more »
  • Beautiful colonial village with a lot of talented craft people. My family visited the Old Sturbridge Village last week, and we had a wonderful time visiting old colonial structures and learning...  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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