Sturbridge, population nearly 8,000, is a small town southwest of Worcester. After WWII, the town changed faces from a small colonial New England town to one worthy of a visit with the nation's first "living museum" ? Old Sturbridge Village. The village has made Sturbridge a busy town ever since, and between that and the Brimfield Antique Shows, it remains a busy travel destination.
Old Sturbridge Village is a living history museum re-creating life in 1830's New England. It contains forty restored structures filled with the antiques and collectibles of its creators, the Wells brothers. There is an authentic general store on the grounds, with goods shipped from around the world, and a restaurant and picnic area are also available in the village.
Sturbridge has a number of accommodations, as it is in close proximity to the Mellea Winery in West Dudley, the Hyland Orchard & Brewery and the Brimfield Antique Show and Flea Market six miles west of Sturbridge. The antiques fair is the largest outdoor fair in the country, and is held in May, July and September.
Sturbridge is 15 miles southwest of Worcester in south central Massachusetts. It is just several miles north of the Connecticut border.