Old Sturbridge Village


I have written about Old Sturbridge Village many times before. In fact, I have written about it so often that when we decided to visit this weekend I didn't even bring my camera because I thought you didn't need another post about it. That didn't work. I had only been there a few minutes when I found myself snapping pictures on my phone. Sturbridge Village is one of my favorite places so, I suppose, I can never have too many photos or write too many blog posts about it.

I love the peace and quiet. I love the feeling of walking into another world. I love watching my teenage daughter revert to a 7-year-old with a stick of root beer candy in her mouth and a determination to revisit all her favorite spots.




We wandered and chatted and drank hot apple cider. We had nothing we had to do and nowhere we had to be. It was lovely.




Sometimes what we need is not high adventure and new experiences but, instead, a return to the tried and true experiences of our past. We need the security of going somewhere where we know what to expect and what to do. Sometimes lack of excitement is the best thing of all.



We all left feeling a bit calmer, a bit happier, and as if we had, for a little while, taken a step away from problems and stresses.

My previous posts about Old Sturbridge Village are here, here, and here. We renewed our membership for another year so I think there is a good chance that next spring there will be yet another post about the Village complete with photos of lambs and other baby animals. What can I say. It makes me happy.

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  1. Thanks for your support as a member and for another wonderful post!

    Maryann Gubala
    Community & Content Coordinator
    Old Sturbridge Village

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    1. It is always a pleasure to visit the Village.

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  2. I wish I had managed to visit Old Sturbridge Village while living in New England - I would drive by often on the way to New York but never managed the time to stop. Next time...

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    1. That is a pity. It is such a peaceful spot. Maybe when you come back to visit.

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  3. I'm not surprised you love the place, it looks absolutely idyllic. I'm glad you both had a lovely relaxing day.

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    1. It is wonderful. I know part of that is just the years of memories but it really is a special place. We had such a nice day. My husband and I kept reminiscing about all the times we brought the kids when they were tiny.

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