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Founded in 1946, Old Sturbridge Village (OSV) is one of the oldest and largest living history museums in the country, portraying life in a rural New England town of the 1830s. The Village has 60 original buildings, each carefully researched, restored, and brought to the museum site from towns throughout New England. These include homes, meeting houses, a district school, country store, bank, law office, printing office, carding mill, gristmill, pottery, blacksmith shop, shoe shop, cooper shop, and an accurately reproduced sawmill. OSV also has several gardens with heirloom flowers and plants and a working farm with heritage breed animals.
Authentically costumed historians, called interpreters, carry out the daily activities of an early 19th-cenutry community, and visitors can see farm women cooking at the hearth as well as the printer, potter, cooper, tinner, blacksmith, and shoemaker at work. With four unique seasons and more than 200 acres to explore, there is always something new to see at Old Sturbridge Village.
Old Sturbridge Village is one of the country’s oldest and largest living history museums, celebrating life in early New England from 1790–1840. Visitors interact with costumed historians, experience up-close demonstrations of early American trades, and meet heritage-breed farm animals. Situated on 200 scenic acres, the Village is a collection of more than 40 historic buildings including homes, meetinghouses, trade shops, working farms and three water-powered mills, restaurants, and retail shops.