Access Guide: General Information

Old Sturbridge Village is an outdoor living history museum and re-created New England town of the early 19th century. The Village covers more than 200 acres and has more than 40 historic and reconstructed buildings. Unpaved roads lead to houses, farms, shops, mills, and gardens typical of 19th-century rural New England. Throughout the Village historically costumed interpreters demonstrate and discuss the daily life, work, and community celebrations of earlier generations.

Over one-half of our historic buildings have wheelchair-accessible entrances; interior access varies. The Village’s unpaved roads are generally firm and stable. Most roads are level, with steeper grades located near the Bullard Tavern, Glass Exhibit, and Herb Garden. Longer, more gradual grades are located near the Visitor Center and Freeman Farmhouse.

The Visitor Center is the main entrance for most visitors. Ticketing, information services, and exhibition galleries are located here.