I had the chance to take my fam yesterday to Old Sturbridge Village in Sturbridge, MA. For the uninitiated, OSV is a living history museum set up to look like an old village c. 1820. In each of the little houses/structures, you go in and there is a live performer who explains to you how awful life would be in a New England village in the early part of the 19th century.
I'll spare you a review of the place, other than a few stray obsevations:
1.) Thank God the Magic Kingdom is flat. OSV is pretty hilly and it was rough on our stroller and me.
2.) There was a little counter service place that reminded me of a dingy Colombia Harbor House. Definitely bring your own food.
3.) There was a lot of horse shit. Literally.
4.) They have their own hard ticket events complete with beer gardens. They even do one night where they keep the village open with only candle light.
I think the place was a decent value. An adult day pass is $24. We got a family pass that covers two adults and kids for $90. If you recall, we did a little exercise on the show where we looked at the per hour cost of some entertainment options. At sub-$3/hr with a day pass, it's a pretty good value. I'd recommend the place to those with children or if you're looking to have a pleasant walk outside.