Old Sturbridge Village – Links to Our Past Guide, Part 2

Written by Cliff Calderwood

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Both a museum and educational resource, Old Sturbridge Village is primarily a place to explore for all ages. The centerpiece isrepparttar recreated New England town and outlying areas containing more than 40 buildings to visit, experience, and enjoy.

Sturbridge Village contains both residential homes, as well as a bank, printing office, and stores and shops. You’ll learn why banks didn’t do personal loans, but who did. And whyrepparttar 145636 buildings called Meetinghouses, weren’t called churches - even though each Sunday most villagers spent four hours worshipping in them.

Pay a call onrepparttar 145637 Salem household in their handsome Towne House, and then stop by and have tea atrepparttar 145638 Parsonage before visitingrepparttar 145639 Fenno and Fitch dwellings. These residential homes onrepparttar 145640 common in Sturbridge Village are full of surprises and homely comforts.

And if you need to stop for refreshment, Sturbridge Village has plenty of picnic areas if you’ve brought your own food, or you can purchase hot and cold fare at Bullard Tavern, or treats at Little Cakes. Options to eat change withrepparttar 145641 seasons so be sure to checkrepparttar 145642 guiderepparttar 145643 day you visit.

The vision ofrepparttar 145644 original founders of Old Sturbridge Village was for a place to learn by doing and direct experience – an active outdoors museum. I’ve always found Sturbridge Village a welcome change of pace and reminder that quality of life has nothing to do with a car orrepparttar 145645 latest wide screen TV.

Plan to spend at least 3-4 hours at Old Sturbridge Village. Remember a ticket to Sturbridge Village is good for two days within a 10-day period. For more information on schedule, events, and ticket prices, check outrepparttar 145646 official web site at: www.osv.org.

Cliff Calderwood is the owner and contributing writer of www.new-england-vacations-guide.com . You can read other vacation articles and get a free travel report at his Online Guide to New England Vacations web site.

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Written by William Lezubski

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