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Central Massachusetts welcome guests to historic homes and sites

1 Old Sturbridge Village Road, off Route 20 Sturbridge, MA, 01566 Phone: 508-347-3362 Toll-Free: 800-733-1830

Old Sturbridge Village presents the artifacts, activities, and seasonal celebrations of rural New England during the 50 years following the American Revolution (1790-1840). The centerpiece of the museum is a recreated rural New England town of the 1830s encompassing a center village, mills area, and countryside. Period handcrafts, heirloom gardens, and heritage breeds of farm animals are part of the village. Many seasonal activities and celebrations for all ages. Open year-round, but hours vary seasonally. Information: www.osv.org/

Clara Barton Birthplace Museum

66 Clara Barton Road North Oxford, MA Phone: 508-987-2056

The first home of one of America's most famous women and the founder of the American Red Cross. Exhibits feature Barton's career and history, in addition to family memorabilia.
Hours: June 1-August 31, Wednesday to Sunday, 11 a.m. to 5 p.m.; September, Saturdays only, 11 a.m. to 5 p.m.
Admission: Adults, $6; seniors, $5; children age 6 to 12, $3.
Information: www.clarabartonbirthplace.org/

American Antiquarian Society

185 Salisbury Street Worcester, MI Phone: 508-755-5221

In 1812, this organization was begun by Isaiah Thomas. It now functions mostly as a research library.