One of the quintessential places of my youth was Old Sturbridge Village. Located southwest of Worcester, Massachusetts, just off the Massachusetts Turnpike, the village is an outdoor history museum which celebrates the 1830s. When I traveled back to New England this summer, the village was on my list of must dos. While the village was not exactly how I remembered it (from all those long forgotten field trips of my youth), it was still charming and fun to explore with my children. I would recommend stopping by whenever you are in the area.
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Sad to say, I don’t think I ever visited OSV…and I was so close for such a long time. 😦
It is still there, and going strong. 🙂
We used to go there all the time when our kids were little. I love it there. We live about 45 minutes away!
How lucky! One of my friend’s aunt volunteers there a few times a week. I love looking at her pictures of the different events going on throughout the year. I am sure if I lived closer it would not be as fascinating. We don’t have very many living history museums out west of that caliber either. I am definitely glad that I got to take my kids there (before they get too old and jaded).
Living in New England is somewhat like living IN a living history museum!
I would completely agree with that statement. There is nothing like New England when it comes to history.
I had ancestors that settled there around that time. I had no idea this existed. Just something else to add to my list of places to visit.
It is definitely worth it. We had more fun there than at Plymouth Plantation. It was a quiet, relatively uncrowned day and there were still lots of reinactors on duty. There was also a group of children there on a tour. They were all dressed up in costumes, having a picnic and playing 19th century games on the common.