Old Sturbridge Village

More than a museum.

Address
1 Old Sturbridge Village Rd.
Sturbridge MA 01566
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Hours

Hours are subject to change; Check back to confirm before visiting!

Now – October 2, 2022

OPEN Wednesday-Sunday | 9:30am–5:00 pm*

EXCEPTIONS:

  • OPEN Monday, September 5 (Labor Day)

October 2 – 30, 2022

OPEN Wednesday – Sunday | 9:30am–4:00pm

EXCEPTIONS:

  • OPEN Monday, October 10 (Indigenous Peoples’ Day)
  • Phantoms by Firelight, a special Halloween program, will also run select nights from October 7th – 31st. Stay tuned for details!

November 4 – 19, 2022

OPEN Friday- Sunday | 9:30am–4:00pm

November 20 – January 1, 2023

In order to focus on our special holiday program, the Village will be CLOSED during the day during this timeframe. The Village will be OPEN for Christmas by Candlelight select evenings: November 25, 26, 27, and December 2, 3, 4, 9, 10, 11, 16, 17, 18, 23, 27, 28, 29, and 30. Christmas by Candlelight runs from 2:00 – 8:00 pm. Check back in early November for details and tickets!

 

 

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About Old Sturbridge Village


Old Sturbridge Village, the largest outdoor history museum in the Northeast, depicts a rural New England town of the 1830s. Step inside more than 40 original buildings, and explore homes, meetinghouses, a district school, country store, bank, working farm, three water-powered mills, and trade shops – all situated on more than 200 scenic acres. Talk with authentically costumed historians and see heritage breed farm animals. Discover the endless ways to immerse yourself in the Village.

Old Sturbridge Village is MORE than a museum.

Old Sturbridge Village celebrates the people who lived in rural New England in the formative, first decades of our new nation – the United States of America. The Village provides an authentic, first-hand look at the often challenging and rapidly changing textures and rhythms of New England life in what were transformative years – 1790 to 1840.

Illustrating a period in America largely driven by agriculture, industry, family and the seasons, the Village invites guests to meet those who faced the trials and triumphs of everyday life, and worked together to survive and prosper in the rural New England towns and countrysides they called home.

Unlike traditional history museums, Old Sturbridge Village encourages guests to put their hands on history—to see, hear, feel, smell, taste, experience and fully immerse themselves in our nation’s past.

From individual interactions with expert, costumed historians, farmers, artisans and performers to trying their hands at farming, trades and domestic chores, guests make their own history at the Village every day. Through storytelling, theatrical experiences, hands-on demonstrations and participatory learning, young and old alike are inspired by the early Republic.

The Village uses its historic buildings and landscapes, expansive collections, and programs in agriculture, horticulture, households and trades to produce innovative, immersive and engaging exhibitions, interpretation, educational offerings and public events. As a result, we will continue to transform museum learning for 21st-century families and students.

The 200-acre campus also provides guests with endless opportunities to enjoy the cycle of the seasons. From nature trails and engaging play spaces to the Quinebaug River and the gardens, farms and fields, the grounds are a great place to meet up, relax, explore or simply have fun in the great outdoors.

Features


  • Family Friendly
  • Parking Onsite
  • Seasonal
  • Cafe
  • Gift Shop
  • Tours Available
  • Special Programming