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Sturbridge Travel Guide: 28 reviews and 79 photos

We were in Sturbridge to visit Old Sturbridge Village which is just west of the town. But we had some time to spend riding through Sturbridge itself.

There are lots of farm land and farm markets. The town achitecture is early 20th century, rustic is probably the best adjective. There were flower venders and a garden show, yard sales and some large modern homes.

The people were friendly but you could tell they knew we were just tourists.

We took mostly slide-film so i had to supplement stock pictures for the things we saw in the VT tips.

wikipedia info:
8000 permanent residents and thousands of tourists
Household income is $55000

official website is: http://www.town.sturbridge.ma.us/

ZIPCODE 01518 and 01566 is Sturbridge (Worcester County)
042-06-30N 072-04-45W
42.1084, -72.0787
Area Code is 508

Town Hall of Sturbridge at 042-06-00N 072-05-58W

interesting facts

Sturbridge has no consistent image as seen in its symbols. Some agencies look to the patriotic aspect that was a strength in the start of Sturbridge. Other agencies look to the commercial aspects important to the growth of the area. The police department badge is an example of the former, with its parading patriot. The city seal is an example of the latter, with its emphasis on peace with the natives and growth of its mining industry.

The town is named after Stourbridge, England

Pros and Cons
  • Pros:great experience for the kids
  • Cons:none except it was hot and muggy
  • In a nutshell:rustic
  • Last visit to Sturbridge: Jun 2003
  • Intro Updated Oct 12, 2008
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