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Old Sturbridge Village near Boston, MA

Old Sturbridge Village located at 1 Old Sturbridge Village Road, Sturbridge, MA is a historical village that was recreated in the early 1830's.

It was set on about 200 acres of land. The village has over 40 buildings on site that consists of meeting houses, schools, country stores, churches, mills, and trade shops. They have a working farm on the property.

This village is educational and historical. Visitors can tour a sawmill or gristmill to experience how they really work. The farmhouse and barn have real farm animals and displays. The copper and tin shop staff shows you how these metals are used and shaped. There are firearms and textile exhibits, a glass exhibit, beekeeping exhibit, clock gallery, and craft center.

Old Sturbridge Village has been around for about 70 years. It is an outdoor village where visitors walk from building to building. On the farm, at Old Sturbridge Village they breed Merino Cross and Horned Wiltshire sheep. The cattle breeds are Randall Linebacks, Devon, and Shorthorn. They raise free range chickens called Dunghill Fowl that produce eggs. The turkeys are Blue Slate know for their quality meat.

Visitors can shop and dine at the village. The Museum Gift Shop and New England Bookstore store have books, plates, pottery, toys and games, tin lanterns, folk art, seeds and clothing. The Miner Store and Bake Shop serves visitor delicious baked goods. It is an educational and historical village that teaches about life in the 1830's. They feature many special educational programs for children that explore crafts, cooking, farming and textiles.


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