Old Sturbridge Village

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O V E R V I E W
Facility:Old Sturbridge Village
Description:A "town" located in Sturbridge, MA. Teaching what life was like in the late 1700's to early 1800's. They even have a building for kids to play period games and dress up in period clothes!

School programs available. They also offer homeschoolers discounts at certain times of the year.

A D D R E S S
Address 1:1 Old Sturbridge Village Rd.
Address 2:
City:Sturbridge
State/Province:MA
Zip Code:01566
V I S I T I N G   I N F O
Hours:Daily, 9:30 - 5 pm year round
except Monday in the winter months
Admission:Adults $20, Children (3-17) $6
Telephone:(508) 347-3362
Website:Visit Website
R E V I E W S
S. Miele, Co-op Member
Old Sturbridge Village is a trip back to 18th and 19th century rural New England. There is so much to do and see - from the blacksmith making tools at a roaring fire and talking about his life and craft, to a housewife cooking and teaching about the management of the home. Homeschool Days, offered several times a year, are a great time to visit. The kids can take "classes" to bake a common recipe of the period, card and weave freshly shorn wool, or play with toys and games that the children might have had. My kids have always loved playing hoops on the town common and watching the daily firing of the musket. Plenty to do and see for kids of all ages!
Mariannd Ternig, Co-op Member
Workers dress in period clothing and are quite knowledgeable about the crafts/jobs they are depicting. Children are able to participate in many of the jobs they would have had as chores in colonial America from candle making to carding wool to punching leather. There are also several demonstrations throughout the day including colonial games, musket care and shooting, basket making etc. They also offer classes on specific period activities for an additional fee.

At least twice a year there is a homeschool day offered with discounted admission - check their website for more information regarding when these days are scheduled.

There is a cafeteria on site, but there are many local eateries on the main road leading to OSV which offer a larger selection for a lower price. There are sufficient restroom facilities which are CLEAN, and throughout the grounds there are benches to sit and rest or just enjoy the surroundings.

Wear comfortable walking shoes!
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