What to Do

Old Sturbridge Village


1 Old Sturbridge Village Road
Sturbridge , MA 01566
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Old Sturbridge Village is New England’s largest outdoor living history museum,  depicting life in an early 1830s rural New England village. Its more than 200 acres include a working farm, trade shops, historic homes, and water-powered mills. The village is populated by costumed historians, artisans and farmers. 

Old Sturbridge Village showcases 40 antique buildings that have been moved from throughout New England, each restored to the way they might have looked in the early 19th-century. They are filled with pieces from the one of the largest collections of materials documenting everyday life from that period – Old Sturbridge Village has more than 50,000 artifacts.

The village has a very active calendar of special events throughout the year. It is unusual in having places to stay on-site: The Old Sturbridge Inn, a ten-room period home with 4-poster beds and modern amenities that is for visitors 12 and over, and Reeder Family Lodges, which also get great reviews. There are also a number of restaurants, as you’d expect.

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