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

Written by Cliff Calderwood

Once described in a 1950 article as "The Town That Wants to Be Out of Date," Old Sturbridge Village in Sturbridge, Massachusetts is a lovingly recreated village of early 19th century New England. You’ll be whisked back torepparttar dawn of modern commerce and experience what life was like in a typical New England Village of that time.

This isrepparttar 145636 second part inrepparttar 145637 series of popular attractions for New England vacations with a historical theme. Others inrepparttar 145638 series are Plymouth Plantation, Mayflower II, and Mystic Seaport.

Old Sturbridge Village opened torepparttar 145639 public in 1946 and received 5,000 visitors in its first year of operation. Today nearly half a million visitors a year experiencerepparttar 145640 authentic buildings and wonderful collections of artifacts on display.

Sturbridge Village is set among 200 acres of rural Central Massachusetts, and located 60 miles west of Boston off exit 9 on Route 90.

Since opening nearly 60 years agorepparttar 145641 village has survived a destructive hurricane, flooding, andrepparttar 145642 occasional fire - look forrepparttar 145643 high water mark notched onrepparttar 145644 Gristmill onrepparttar 145645 millpond from Hurricane Diane.

Where Plymouth Plantation focuses onrepparttar 145646 early years of settlement inrepparttar 145647 region, Old Sturbridge Village coversrepparttar 145648 beginning of prosperity, and a more sophisticated existence built aroundrepparttar 145649 emerging commerce of 1830s America.

A word aboutrepparttar 145650 buildings…

Many ofrepparttar 145651 structures are original and moved here from villages in Vermont, Connecticut, and Massachusetts. Reconstructed and restored with painstaking care they tingle your senses with their rustic charm, and simple designs.

Unpaved country roads lead you aroundrepparttar 145652 common and to outlying areas of inviting barns and craftsmen establishments, such asrepparttar 145653 shoe and tin shops. Here you’ll see and talk to role-playing 19th century craftsmen. Marvel as they skillfully produce goods using onlyrepparttar 145654 tools and resources available inrepparttar 145655 1830s.

Find Many Cruise Deals That Suit Your Personal Style And Needs!

Written by William Lezubski

Finding Cruise Deals are halfrepparttar battle when considering a cruise vacation! In order to maximizerepparttar 145632 value of your cruise, it's a good idea to do some research and find out what type of cruise ship is right for your personal needs, andrepparttar 145633 Internet is a great place to start!

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Once you establish your requirements for your cruise holiday,repparttar 145638 next step is to power-up your computer and do a little research onrepparttar 145639 types of vessels out there. See what types of itineraries they offer, and what types of Island ports they visit. Sometimes if you're not sure what you want, consider going againstrepparttar 145640 norm, and if you usually choose a Caribbean vacation, think about doing a Mexican Cruise, or a Panama Canal cruise. Sometimes you will be pleasantly surprised withrepparttar 145641 outcome. There is a world out there to explore, and you should see it all if possible.

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When searching each ofrepparttar 145649 ships amenities, make sure you factor in what they include in their cruise packages so you can make a sound vacation decision. Sometimes you may want to cruise on a luxury vessel that costs more money thanrepparttar 145650 others, so possibly consider if they have a shorter cruise duration with a pre or post add on. In most cases you can experience a high-end sailing, but will come easily come into your budget!

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Carnival Cruise Lines

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Every one of Carnival's "Fun Ships"™ is a unique floating resort designed with your fun in mind. Venture out of your spacious stateroom and experiencerepparttar 145653 outdoor areas, wonderful restaurants, and friendly casino, relaxing lounges, invigorating spa, exciting nightclubs and duty-free shopping. Go aboard and see for yourself!

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