Those Places Thursday – Old Sturbridge Village

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.

http://www.osv.org/visit

Sturbridge Village #1

Sturbridge Village
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Sturbridge Village #2

Yarn being dyed
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Sturbridge Village #3

The stagecoach
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Sturbridge Village #5

Potter at work
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Sturbridge Village #4

Pottery Kiln
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Sturbridge Village Deborah Sweeney 2013

Sturbridge Village
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The farmer's gate Deborah Sweeney 2013

The farmer’s gate
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Covered bridge Deborah Sweeney 2013

Covered bridge
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Sturbridge Village #9

Herb garden
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All photographs were taken by the author Deborah Sweeney
©2013 copyright owned and written by Deborah Sweeney
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8 thoughts on “Those Places Thursday – Old Sturbridge Village

    1. Genealogy Lady Post author

      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).

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  1. Writer Gril

    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.

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    1. Genealogy Lady Post author

      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.

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