Exhibits Open 9:30 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.
TODAY AT OSV * Daily Events are Subject to Change
Throughout the Day:
●Ongoing Demonstrations- in
the Tin Shop, Pottery Shop & Blacksmith Shop
9:30-12:00 A Printer at Work (in the Printing Office)
9:30-1:00 A Shoemaker at Work
(in the Shoe Shop)
10:00-2:00 Horse-Drawn Ride around the
Common (pick up near the Tin Shop)
10:30 Keeping Warm
(meets at the Fenno House)
11:30 Demonstration of Academy Art
(in the Parsonage)
1:00-3:00 A Printer at Work
(in the Printing Office)
1:00 Tour of the Towne House
2:00-4:00 A Shoemaker at Work
(in the Shoe Shop)
2:00 Fashion Delights
(in the Knight Store)
3:00 Meet the School Mistress
(in the District School)
THE ENVIRONMENTAL POINT OF VIEW
River Walk is open (entrance near the Sawmill)
Woodland Walk is open
(entrance near the Graveyard)
Pasture Walk is open
(entrance behind the Freeman Farm)
Also, see an exhibit in the Quinebaug Bridge about the important role rivers played in early New England life.
DINING & SHOPPING
9:30-4:00 Grant Store & Bake Shop
(on the Common) Famous for our chocolate chip cookies, beverages & village made crafts.
10:00-3:30 Village Café
Serving coffee, baked goods, and grab & go sandwiches.
11:00-3:00 Bullard Tavern
(on the Ground Floor) We have a wide array of lunch options available.
10:00-4:30 Museum Gift Shop & Book Store
We stay open a bit later than the rest of the Village.
NEW EXHIBIT - Planed, Grained, & Dovetailed: Cabinetmaking in Rural New England
Located across from the Blacksmith Shop
From coffins and chairs to clock cases and chests of drawers, 19th century cabinetmakers in rural New England produced a wide variety of objects, both every-day and exceptional, using a range of techniques and tools. Planed, Grained, & Dovetailed: Cabinetmaking in Rural New England is an exhibition dedicated to early 19th century cabinetmaking in rural New England. Centered on three main themes – form, process, and people – the exhibition will examine the tools, products, and livelihoods of rural cabinetmakers in the early 19th century.
January 20, 2018 to January 21, 2018
January 27, 2018 to January 28, 2018
Febraury 3, 2018 to Febraury 4, 2018
February 10, 2018 to Febrauary 11, 2018
Non-members: $30 Adult | $20 Youth
OSV Members: $20 Adult | $10 Youth
Note – Admission includes 2-hour outdoor/indoor experience and a 19th-century inspired meal at the Bullard Tavern – beverages not included.
After a successful run last year, Midwinter Mischief returns to Old Sturbridge Village this January and February! Midwinter Mischief combines theatrical storytelling, historical interpretation and period dining to offer guests a daytime winter adventure…Imagine the tale of a Yankee peddler passing through the village who decides to settle down at the Bullard Tavern on a cold winter's night. There the peddler spends every dollar he has earned on food and drink, racking up a tab far beyond his means. After being confronted over his debt, the peddler fills up his cup with ashes from the hearth and promises the tavern owner that he will return with a cup overflowing of gold. From the Bullard Tavern, costumed storytellers, artisans, and villagers will entice tavern guests to wander deep into the village where they will find evidence of the peddler’s adventures and schemes. Admission to a Midwinter Mischief includes the two-hour outdoor/indoor experience and a period-inspired meal in the Village’s Bullard Tavern where guests can enjoy live music, demonstrations, and a cash bar featuring hot beverages and 1830s-inspired libations. Each day, the first experience departs the Visitor Center at 9:00 am and the last at 3:00 pm, with experiences beginning every 20 minutes (except for noon and 12:20). After your adventure, you will be led to the Bullard Tavern Great Room where you can enjoy your inclusive hearty soup or stew meal.
Midwinter Mischief was written and directed by P.J. Griffith.
Become an OSV Member and Enjoy Daytime Admission all year!
Benefits of Membership:
Free, unlimited daytime admission to Old Sturbridge Village • 25% discount on guest admission •
10% discount at museum shops and food service locations • Discounts on select fee-based programs • Exclusive member-only events and specials• Discounted lodging at the Old Sturbridge Inn and Reeder Family Lodges.
Visit www.osv.org/members for more information!