Daily Schedule

DATE: AUGUST 24, 2019

EXHIBITS OPEN 9:30 A.M. TO 5:00 P.M.

Daily events are subject to change.


Throughout the Day:

Ongoing Demonstrations – in the Tin Shop, Pottery Shop & Blacksmith Shop

Before heading into the Village we invite you to watch a short informative video to help you make the most of your visit! Located in the Visitor Center

9:30-12:00  A Printer at Work
(in the Print Shop)
9:30-1:00  A Shoemaker at Work
(in the Shoe Shop)
9:45 A Guided Introductory Tour Around the Center Village
(meets outside the Center Meetinghouse)
10:00  Milking Demonstration
(at the Freeman Barn)
9:45-11:15 Broom Making Demonstration
(in the Visitor Center)
10:30  Some Useful Trees of New England
(begins in front of the Center Meetinghouse)
10:45 A Guided Introductory Tour Around the Center Village
(meets outside the Center Meetinghouse)
11:00-3:00  Horse-Drawn Ride around the Mill Pond
(pick up behind the Bullard Tavern)
11:00  Gristmill Demonstration
11:30  Carding Mill Demonstration
11:30  A Dentist Comes to Town
(in the Parsonage Barn)
1:00  Carding Mill Demonstration
1:00 A Guided Tour of the Towne House 
(in the Towne House)
1:00-4:30  A Printer at Work
(in the Printing Office)
1:30  Musket Firing Demonstration
(outside the Bullard Tavern)
1:30  Water Power Tour
(meets at the Carding Mill)
2:00  Tales of a Yankee Peddler
(in the Parsonage Barn)
2:00-5:00  A Shoemaker at Work
(in the Shoe Shop)
2:30-4:30  Play 19th Century Parlor Games
(in the Fitch House)3:00  Grist Mill Demonstration
3:00  Phrenology: The Science of  the Mind
(in the Parsonage Barn)
3:30  Milking Demonstration
(at the Freeman Barn)
3:30  Carding Mill Demonstration
4:00  Uncomfortable Truths: Race in Early New England
(tour begins in front of the Fenno House)


Ride the Quinebaug River Boat
1:00–4:00 | $3 per person, age 3 & under free
Purchase a $3 token for a ride at the Visitor Center or the Miner Grant Store. Cash & credit cards also accepted at Boat Dock.
Please note tokens are nonrefundable. 

Unused tokens can be redeemed during a future visit.
(pick up at the dock by the Vermont Covered Bridge)
15-minute ride on the Quinebaug River.


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)


9:00-4:30  Village Café
Proudly serving Red Barn® coffee, village made fudge, and from scratch cookies, muffins and breads.
9:30-5:00  Grant Store & Bake Shop 
(on the Common)
Famous for our chocolate chip cookies, maple coffee and Village-made wares.
11:00-4:00  Bullard Tavern (on the Ground Floor)
We have a wide array of lunch options available.
11:30-3:00  Oliver Wight Tavern 
A sit down style setting with gourmet burgers, sides, salads and more.
11:30-4:00  Village Scoop Shop 
Gifford’s ice cream, cookies, and beverages.
10:00-5:30  Museum Gift Shop & Book Store
Wide array of unique gifts, fabrics, books and Village-made wares available! Don’t have time? Shop online! Visit our online store at www.osv.org! We stay open a bit later than the rest of the Village.