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Old Sturbridge Village

#1 of 18 things to do in Sturbridge Features Animals
1 Old Sturbridge Village Rd, Sturbridge, MA 01566-1198
+1 508-347-0290
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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.
  • Excellent70%
  • Very good24%
  • Average4%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
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“new england” (132 reviews)
“horse drawn” (21 reviews)
“carriage ride” (11 reviews)
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1 Old Sturbridge Village Rd, Sturbridge, MA 01566-1198
+1 508-347-0290
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Reviewed yesterday

It was like stepping back in time. Beautiful grounds. Charming, intelligent, engaging character actors that were happy to answer our many questions! We adored it!

Thank Nancy L
Reviewed yesterday via mobile

Entrance fees are ridiculous for the experience. As a kid when I went, it was very interactive and the colonial town was so alive with engagement. Took my 9 yr old twins today and it was just the opposite. Only a few townspeople in dress...More

Thank Debra S
Reviewed yesterday

Have always loved this place. Today I brought my 2 nieces to experience the history and learn about the way of life in the early 1800's. We went from building to building and none of the volunteers initiated conversation or explained anything. The kids were...More

Thank caclmt
Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

Too bad towns aren't designed this way anymore! Really great and accurate displays and buildings. All the volunteers in period dress were very knowledgeable. A nice, peaceful way to spend our day.

Thank Laurie S
Reviewed 3 days ago

We had a great day to visit. There is much to see and do, we took the horse drawn carriage ride and the driver was very knowledgeable. We really enjoyed our visit and would recommend to everyone.

Thank V J
Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

What an enchanting place built to recreate the past of how people lived in the early 1800s. Learned about life in rural New England (1790 - 1840). Highly recommend a visit by all ages.

Thank IncBliss
Reviewed 1 week ago

I'm a history buff so this was a cool stop. Give yourself plenty of time as you will want to spend too much time in each of the couple dozen buildings. For me wandering into the building with all the revolutionary flint lock muzzle loaders...More

1  Thank wormthreaderguy
Maryann G, Marketing Specialist at Old Sturbridge Village, responded to this reviewResponded 6 days ago

Thank you for taking the time to leave a review! We're so glad that you enjoyed your visit. We hope you chose to come again sometime, perhaps for a special event like Redcoats & Rebels or Militia Weekend.

Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

This experience lacked vitality and engagement. There were only a few authentically dressed town folks, a few demonstrations, and an overall lack of enthusiasm by the demonstrators. The grounds were beautiful and the overall feel authentic. I may have come with the expectations of Colonial...More

Thank joannaleeb
Maryann G, Marketing Specialist at Old Sturbridge Village, responded to this reviewResponded 6 days ago

Thank you for taking the time to leave a review. We're sorry that your visit didn't meet your expectations, but will share this review with our Director of Interpretation. We appreciate the feedback and are continually working to improve the overall visitor experience.

Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

People who work there really seem to love their job. It seemed such fun. The houses are all interesting and set up in different functions and styles. Plenty of restrooms and a few places for refreshments. It was a really hot day and we found...More

Thank LucyLongden
Maryann G, Marketing Specialist at Old Sturbridge Village, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Thank you for taking the time to leave a review and for your feedback. We are always in the process of working to improve the visitor experience here at the Village. We hope that you enjoyed the houses and speaking with our costumed interpreters, even...More

Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Great village with staff that were friendly and very informative. The Blacksmiths were very interesting. Muffins and ice cream were very delicious. A great antique car show was going on when we were there. Not too crowded and had a great time with all the...More

Thank AineFlorida
Maryann G, Marketing Specialist at Old Sturbridge Village, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Thank you for taking the time to leave a review! We're glad you enjoyed your visit and found it informative. We hope you'll come again someday for one of our other special events.

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Questions & AnswersAsk a question
We plan to visit this summer and will have an almost 3 year old and 6 year old girls. Would they be too young to enjoy this? We were thinking of getting a hotel and staying over night too. Thank you.
5 March 2017|
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Response from Maryann G | Property representative |
There's something for all ages at the Village. Yours kids will likely enjoy seeing the sheep, chickens, and other animals, riding the horse-drawn wagon, playing on the common, trying out the water pump, playing with early... More
Pamela C
I might visit with two pre-teen granddaughters in July. Is this a good time to visit? Are there things that will interest 12-year old girls?
14 January 2017|
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Response from Maryann G | Property representative |
Summer is a great (though sometimes hot) time to visit the Village. There are lots of different things to see in the Village (such as the animals, Blacksmith and Pottery shops, hearthside cooking, and more) and we try to... More
Dee M
Are small leashed dogs allowed to walk around?
12 August 2016|
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Response from Stephen S | Reviewed this property |
Except for service dogs, dogs are not permitted in the village.