Hearth Cooking

Old Sturbridge Village offers several programs which provide a unique look at early American dining. Using only early 19th-century methods and "receipts" (recipes), meals are cooked over the hearth and enjoyed by participants.

Check the Hearth Cooking Events list in the right column for upcoming dates.

Dinner in a Country Village

Participants do all the food preparation themselves under the guidance of a costumed historian. Limited to 14 adults (age 18 and older. - see Families Cook for a similar program open to younger participants.) This event sells out quickly.

Families Cook

Similar to Dinner in a Country Village, a hearthside cooking event for the whole family - parents and children (ages 8 and up) learn to prepare a complete 19th-century meal and then sit down to enjoy it together. 

Hearthside Bounty

Experience an evening in a 19th-century tavern, complete with a meal cooked over the hearth by OSV staff, old-fashioned entertainment and a look into table manners of the 1800s. Designed for an adult audience. Currently scheduled for January 25, February 15, and March 22.

Lodging Packages

Packages are available that pair many of our hearth cooking experiences with a stay at the Old Sturbridge Inn and Reeder Family Lodges.

Private Events

Private hearth cooking events available for families, corporate groups, and more. Email us or call 508-347-0285 for more information.

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