Due to ongoing site mitigation near the mill area, we are forced to cancel this year's Fire and Ice. We apologize for any inconvenience.
It's a weekend to embrace the joys of an old-fashioned winter, complete with sledding on vintage 1830s sleds and horse-drawn sleigh rides.
Ice Cutting on the Mill Pond
Join Old Sturbridge Village historians and ice expert Dennis Picard at the Village's Mill Pond to watch ice harvested the old-fashioned way (weather permitting).
OSV visitors can try their hands at cutting ice with vintage tools and learn the story of Boston's "ice king," Frederic Tudor, who pioneered the 19th-century ice industry and made a fortune. (Note: ice cutting demonstrations are dependent on weather and proper conditions).
Read more about Boston's Ice King and the early New England ice industry from an article in the Old Sturbridge Village Visitor Magazine from November 2012.
Purchase your tickets online in advance to expedite your entrance into the Village.
Add an overnight stay at the Old Sturbridge Inn and Reeder Family Lodges.
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