Living-history museums give you a glimpse into a more decent era, when there were no computers and you had to marry your food before you could eat it. Partake in the past with this Groupon.
Choose Between Two Options
- $25 for admission for two adults (up to $48 value)
- $79 for admission for two with a one-night stay at the Reeder Family Lodges, valid Monday–Thursday (up to $147 value)
Old Sturbridge Village
In 1935, the Wells family sought out a place to display their massive collection of New England antiquities. When they couldn't find one that was sufficient, they decided to build a museum. Since its founding, Old Sturbridge Village—a living-history museum with its own rich history—has granted visitors a chance to experience New England life in the 19th-century firsthand.
As they navigate a town and rustic countryside filled with 40 historic buildings, including an old schoolhouse, mansion homes, and three water-powered mills, visitors encounter heritage farm animals and interpreters in period costume. At regular times throughout the day, specific sites become interactive. A shoemaker cobbles a new pair of shoes, a blacksmith submerges steaming hunks of metal, and a soldier makes lifelike musket sounds with his mouth—all for the benefit of live audiences. Throughout the year, events such as cooking and craft-making classes further enhance the educational experience.