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Old Sturbridge Village

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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.
  • Excellent71%
  • Very good23%
  • Average4%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
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“new england” (147 reviews)
“horse drawn” (23 reviews)
“carriage ride” (16 reviews)
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1 Old Sturbridge Village Rd, Sturbridge, MA 01566-1198
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+1 508-347-0290
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Love this village. Looking in the buildings or just walking around it is an enjoyable experience. Docents are informative. Some displays are hands on especially with kids (potter esp). In the spring there are the lambs and calves.

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

Thank you for visiting the Village! We're so happy to hear that you enjoy visiting and wish you many happy returns.

Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We visited during summer several years ago, (sorry for the late review) it was hot & the demos reflected a summer life style of New England in the early 1800s. Some of the demonstrations I enjoyed were; the blacksmith, tin shop, & the pottery. I...More

Thank GeorgeH-LI_NY-ExPat
Maryann G, Marketing Specialist at Old Sturbridge Village, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Thank you for visiting Old Sturbridge Village! We're glad that you enjoyed your visit several years ago and hope that you will come again in the future, perhaps in a different season or for a special event.

Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Highly recommend the Christmas by Candlelight at the village. My kids are a bit older 16/12 but still really enjoyed it and even took a picture with Santa for Mom.

Thank Stephen M
Maryann G, Marketing Specialist at Old Sturbridge Village, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Thank you for attending Christmas by Candlelight! We're so happy to hear that you and your family enjoyed the event. We hope you will come again sometime.

Reviewed 3 weeks ago

No matter the season, from mid-summer to Christmas, this place has a special feel. You can experience the pace of life in the period 1790-1840. Guides are in costume and in character at all times, from artisans to merchants to families. A geat way to...More

1  Thank mesatraveler
Maryann G, Marketing Specialist at Old Sturbridge Village, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Thank you for visiting Old Sturbridge Village in different seasons. We wish you many happy returns.

Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We had a magical time - snow was falling and the village was just beautiful . Horse drawn sleigh ride with caroling was so delightful . Big bonfire in the common with adult beverages such as hot cider and rum - snacks such as tasty...More

Thank Maureen S
Maryann G, Marketing Specialist at Old Sturbridge Village, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Thank you for coming to Christmas by Candlelight! We're so happy to hear that you enjoyed your experience and hope you will come again next year.

Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Old Sturbridge Village is a great educational museum. There are interesting daily presentations by pottery artists, blacksmiths, merchants, and more. The historic mills were particularly interesting. Though there are many activities geared towards young children, adults without children can still have a great time visiting....More

Thank Stat_adventurer
Maryann G, Marketing Specialist at Old Sturbridge Village, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Thank you for visiting Old Sturbridge Village. We're so happy to hear that you enjoyed interacting with our costumed historians and visiting the mills. We hope you will come again sometime!

Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Attending Christmas by Candlelight is has become a Family Tradition for us for the past 3 years. We love the variety of experiences and what we learn from "Cast Members". Judging the Gingerbread Contest is something we look forward to. Special shout-out to the volunteer...More

Thank GeoffChing88
Maryann G, Marketing Specialist at Old Sturbridge Village, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

Thank you for coming to Christmas by Candlelight and for making this event a family tradition! We're so happy that you have enjoyed your past experiences here and wish you many happy returns!

Reviewed 5 weeks ago

awsome fun for the whole family! ornament making, ginger bread cookies, horse wagon rides and much more fun to be had. whole family had fun. my two year old ran around the whole three hours we were there. We will be back again.

Thank Felicia M
Maryann G, Marketing Specialist at Old Sturbridge Village, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

Thank you for coming to Christmas by Candlelight! We're so happy to hear that you and your family enjoyed your visit and wish you many happy returns.

Reviewed 17 December 2017 via mobile

Christmas by Candlelight was beautiful! It brings you back to yesteryear. Magical! We dined at the Bullard Tavern which was wonderful! Our family loved it!

Thank Carole C
Maryann G, Marketing Specialist at Old Sturbridge Village, responded to this reviewResponded 5 weeks ago

Thank you for visiting Old Sturbridge Village and for dining at the Bullard Tavern! We're so happy to hear that you and your familiy enjoyed Christmas by Candlelight and hope you will come again sometime.

Reviewed 16 December 2017 via mobile

We had previously stopped at OSV over the summer and saw they offered a special Christmas experience. It was an excellent experience for our family, the houses were beautiful the actors we're happy and eager to answer any and all questions. The kids loved the...More

Thank Stacy Q
Maryann G, Marketing Specialist at Old Sturbridge Village, responded to this reviewResponded 5 weeks ago

Thank you so much for coming back to Old Sturbridge Village for Christmas by Candlelight! We're happy to hear that you and your guests enjoyed the expereince and hope you will return to the Village sometime.

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Ragazza14
20 November 2017|
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Response from Maryann G | Property representative |
From December 2 - 23, the Village is open select evening for Christmas by Candlelight, a festive evening filled with New England holiday traditions, live musical performances, storytelling, sleigh rides, festive foods, a... More
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Cecile T
17 October 2017|
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Response from Maryann G | Property representative |
Hi Cecile, Last year, Old Sturbridge Village joined forces with producer/director Brian Clowdus to bring The Sleepy Hollow Experience to Old Sturbridge Village and sold out a full run of 31 shows. The Sleepy Hollow... More
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saschb
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
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