1 Old Sturbridge Village Road, off Route 20Sturbridge, MA, 01566Phone: 508-347-3362Toll-Free: 800-733-1830
More than 40 historical buildings help bring the past alive at this 1830s rural village
Entering Old Sturbridge Village means stepping into a re-created 1830s town in rural New England. Forty historical buildings help make that happen, from the Cider Mill with its original cedar press to Fitch House with a rose trellis at the door and an extensive collection of agricultural tools and equipment inside. Visitors can admire the granite-walled vault inside the Greek Revival-style Thompson Bank, the textile exhibit at the Fenno House, the oldest building in the Village, and the original desks in the District School. See potters at work at the Pottery Shop and Kiln and table legs being turned on a lathe in the Cabinetmaking Shop. Friendly costumed historians demonstrate the crafts and cooking of the time and are happy to answer questions, bringing to life history in all its glory. Come to Old Sturbridge Village where you’ll experience more than just a museum.
Clara Barton Birthplace Museum
66 Clara Barton RoadNorth Oxford, MAPhone: 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.