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Things to do in Sturbridge

Top recommendations from locals

From sightseeing to hidden gems, find out what makes the city unique with the help of the locals who know it best.
Museum
“This is a great day trip. Beautiful scenery, lots of walking and exploring, so much history, you’ll love it. I recommend 4 hours especially if you would like to sit a spell between attractions.”
  • 29 locals recommend
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“BT's Smokehouse offers some of the best southern style bbq anywhere! Lunch, dinner or late night snack, the ribs, fried chicken and brisket are to die for! They open at 11:00 am and lines usually start when they open, however it's worth the wait! BT's is BYOB, so visit Yankee Spirits Liquor Store right next door to grab a couple brews to enjoy with your bbq!”
  • 12 locals recommend
Brewery
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“Rapscallion is about 20 minutes away on Arnold Road in Sturbridge. Rapscallion is at Hylands Orchard. Beer and food is great with their own food truck serving burgers and other yummy things!”
  • 6 locals recommend
Cinema
“Clean and Comfortable Movie Theatre, you can always get tickets for even the most popular anticipated opening nights.”
  • 5 locals recommend
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“The location is a little weird as it in the parking lot to Yankee Spirits, But once you get in the look is nice and the food has always been good. The calamari is big enough to be a meal. Pub style seating or tables. May need reservation on pear weekend times”
  • 9 locals recommend
Japanese Restaurant
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“Some of the best Sushi in Massachusetts and maybe even New England. They are known for their top of the line Sushi, ...top rated by Trip Advisor, we have been here many many times.”
  • 6 locals recommend
Lodging
“wonderful food, great place for weddings. It brings back a true old New England style of dining. Has a great bakery too.”
  • 9 locals recommend
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“Tapas! Enjoy a bunch of small plates! I can never choose what I want so here I can pick a few things.”
  • 10 locals recommend
Campground
“There are many scenic trails to go on at wells state park, and you could pack a lunch.”
  • 5 locals recommend
Entertainment
“Historic living museum from 1800s. Must visit while in town! Great for entire family. Be prepared to walk. ”
  • 6 locals recommend
Route
“Old Sturbridge Village (OSV) is a living museum located in Sturbridge, Massachusetts, in the United States, which re-creates life in rural New England during the 1790s through 1830s. It is the largest living museum in New England, covering more than 200 acres (80 hectares). The Village includes 59 antique buildings, three water-powered mills, and a working farm. The museum is a popular tourist and educational field trip destination. Costumed interpreters speaking in modern language help visitors understand 19th-century life.”
  • 5 locals recommend
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“The Duck is a local favorite! Casual comfort food, entertainment, and its well known sunken bar! Right downstairs from The Duck is Avelino's. Some of the best Italian food around! Reservations are recommended for both.”
  • 7 locals recommend
Off-Licence
“Massive selection of every sort of spirit and beer and wine at fantastic prices. ”
  • 6 locals recommend
Restaurant
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“Looks can be deceiving,...building doesnt look great, but it's Best Italian in Sturbridge and again,...only minutes away! Always good and always worth it!”
  • 7 locals recommend
Bar
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“Brick oven pizza is very good, large bar area for a small town like Sturbridge. Tuesday's 25% off Pizza. Closed on Mondays”
  • 5 locals recommend
Brewery
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“Rapscallion Brewery craft beers, outside in the pavilion or inside at their small tavern tap room. Very laid back.”
  • 5 locals recommend

Top restaurants

Restaurant
“BT's Smokehouse offers some of the best southern style bbq anywhere! Lunch, dinner or late night snack, the ribs, fried chicken and brisket are to die for! They open at 11:00 am and lines usually start when they open, however it's worth the wait! BT's is BYOB, so visit Yankee Spirits Liquor Store right next door to grab a couple brews to enjoy with your bbq!”
  • 12 locals recommend
Restaurant
“Tapas! Enjoy a bunch of small plates! I can never choose what I want so here I can pick a few things.”
  • 10 locals recommend
Restaurant
“The location is a little weird as it in the parking lot to Yankee Spirits, But once you get in the look is nice and the food has always been good. The calamari is big enough to be a meal. Pub style seating or tables. May need reservation on pear weekend times”
  • 9 locals recommend
Japanese Restaurant
“Some of the best Sushi in Massachusetts and maybe even New England. They are known for their top of the line Sushi, ...top rated by Trip Advisor, we have been here many many times.”
  • 6 locals recommend
Restaurant
“The Duck is a local favorite! Casual comfort food, entertainment, and its well known sunken bar! Right downstairs from The Duck is Avelino's. Some of the best Italian food around! Reservations are recommended for both.”
  • 7 locals recommend
Restaurant
“Looks can be deceiving,...building doesnt look great, but it's Best Italian in Sturbridge and again,...only minutes away! Always good and always worth it!”
  • 7 locals recommend
Bar
“Brick oven pizza is very good, large bar area for a small town like Sturbridge. Tuesday's 25% off Pizza. Closed on Mondays”
  • 5 locals recommend
Bar
“Because....these amazing people had a mission to support the outstanding farm community in our region by creating delicious brews and snacks that reflect the incredible variety and richness in the New England landscape. The food is great, the ales, pils and lagers are great and the sangria in summer is fab. They have live music on weekends. ”
  • 4 locals recommend

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