Thanksgiving Weekends at Old Sturbridge Village

05:00 AM, Oct 20, 2013

Written By James Durham

From Rochester: About 350 miles. A 5- to 5½- hour drive.

Attraction: Visitors to Old Sturbridge Village, a living history museum in Sturbridge, Mass., can experience the traditions of an early 19th century New England Thanksgiving each weekend from Nov. 2 to Dec.1. Events run from 9:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturdays and Sundays. Admission to the museum is $24 ($22 for seniors; $8 for ages 3 to 17; and free to ages 2 and younger.)

Upcoming are the Christmas by Candlelight Tours, which run from 4 to 9 p.m. Fridays, Saturdays and Sundays, Dec. 2-25. It offers an enchanted evening of gingerbread, roasted chestnuts, music, sleigh rides (weather permitting) and a chance to meet Father Christmas.

Directions: Take Interstate 90 east into Massachusetts to Exit 9. From Exit 9, take the first right, onto Route 20 west. Old Sturbridge Village is about one mile on the left.

For details: Call (800) 733-1830 or go to