Old Sturbridge Village is a living museum in Sturbridge, Mass. The village depicts a New England town in the 1830’s. The village consists of more than 40 buildings-many originals painstakingly deconstructed, saved and reconstructed on site.
Upon arrival you will find a detailed map just outside outlining the entire 200 acre living museum.
Once you enter you’ll find a children’s play area and mini museum in the registration building. Many local libraries offer discounted passes so make sure you check to see if your local library offers any.
Just outside the main building you’ll start your journey down the dirt road to a water well followed by small homes, gardens and then meeting buildings. Along the way you’ll run into authentic experts in time period clothes and visitors are encouraged to interact, touch and explore.
The town square is full of horse drawn carriages, shops, and a small tavern where you can grab a home cooked lunch-and you should because everything we ate that day was made from scratch!
You can visit the farm and check out how the rich people lived complete with a well indoors and a heated out house.
Sturbridge Village also has seasonal offerings and special events such as Sleepy Hollow for Halloween, a Christmas themed village and crafting weekends. Sturbridge village is a gem and not to be missed if you’re in the area!