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Hours:Hours Vary see below
Ages:Toddlers, Kids, Teens, Adults
In/Outdoor:Indoor, Outdoor
Cost:$$ see below
Other Ideas: Boston Children's Museum; Harvard Museum of Natural History (HMNH); EcoTarium; Boston Tea Party Ship & Museum (for kids and adults); Museum of Fine Arts, Boston (MFA)

old sturbridge village photoOld Sturbridge Village, the largest history museum in the Northeast, is located in Sturbridge, Massachusetts. The museum re-creates the daily work activities and community celebrations of a rural 19th-century town in authentic -- living history -- fashion.

It's fun to dwell in the past! Explore early New England in the company of farmers, craftsmen, and fascinating characters. Celebrate yesterday's proud traditions on your remarkable journey into America's past.

Be sure to check out Kidstory, a new learning gallery in the Visitor Center. Kids ages 3 to 10 can try on period costumes and imagine life in a 19th-century house, on an early New England farm, or shopping at a country store. The 1600-square foot space, which also includes books, games, and puzzles, is designed to help younger kids make the connection to the re-created Village.

Don’t forget to stop by the farm – where each spring there are new lambs to visit with. Piglets and calves make an appearance each year as well...check the Village's Critter Counter at for details on the latest arrivals.

There's also a team of oxen to meet, and watch at work. Every season brings a special reason to visit, with sleigh rides on winter weekends and an ice skating area on the Common (bring your skates!).

This is a fun hands-on experience for families. You'll enjoy watching and participating in farm chores and learning about the lifestyle of yesteryear. The one-room school house is a favorite spot for kids. Be sure to plan a full day at Old Sturbridge Village as there is a lot to see and do. Best for ages 3 and up. They also offer a great Birthday Party Package as well.

Looking for more fun daytrips near Boston? Check out our handy guide for some great ideas of places to go within an hour or two of Boston.

HOURS↑ top

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

Now – February 18, 2024
• OPEN Friday – Sunday | 9:30 a.m. – 4:00 p.m.

Also open:
• Monday, January 15 (MLK Jr. Day)

February 21 – March 31, 2024
• OPEN Wednesday – Sunday | 9:30 a.m. – 4:00 p.m.

April 1 – September 29, 2024
• OPEN Wednesday – Sunday | 9:30 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.

Also Open:
• Monday, May 27 (Memorial Day)
• Monday, September 2 (Labor Day)

COST↑ top

Adults $30.00
Seniors (55 and over) $28.00
Youths (4-17) $15.00
Children age 3 and under Admitted Free
The $3 online discount cannot be combined with other discounts or applied to prior purchases. Standard Daytime Admission tickets are good for one day and are not valid for special programs.



Route 20, Sturbridge, MA map
Phone: 800-SEE-1830

Old Sturbridge Village is located just off Route 20 in Sturbridge, near Exit 9 off the Mass Pike (I-90) and Exit 2 of I- 84.

TIPS↑ top

  • Buy the fudge at the general store!!!

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