Daily Schedule

DATE: FEBRUARY 18, 2021
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HOURS OF OPERATION 9:30 AM TO 4:00 PM

Daily events are subject to change.

Today at Old Sturbridge Village

Welcome to Old Sturbridge Village! Enjoy a peaceful walk around our early 19th century village as we present an outdoor museum experience. While on your walk, stop by our numerous households and see what kind of winter activities kept families busy. Our trades will be active as well, from needlework to working at the potter’s wheel, we use the winter to hone our hand skills. See the farmers industriously preparing for the spring season, and of course, our farm animals always enjoy a visitor too. For the safety of our guests and staff, select buildings are open to the public. Please follow occupancy guidelines and signs posted outside buildings. Enjoy your visit!

Themed Walks

10:00 a.m. Common Curiosities: A general tour of the buildings in our center Village (meets outside Center Meetinghouse). Limited to first 15 people.

11:00 a.m. Uncomfortable Truths: A walking tour discussing the role of race in early New England (meets outside Small House). Limited to first 15 people.

1:00 p.m. Remember the Ladies: The voices of the women who paved the way to the 19th amendment (meets in front of the Quaker Meeting House). Limited to first 15 people. 

2:00 p.m. Uncomfortable Truths: A walking tour discussing the role of race in early New England (meets outside Small House). Limited to first 15 people. 

3:00 p.m. Remember the Ladies: The voices of the women who paved the way to the 19th amendment (meets in front of the Quaker Meeting House). Limited to first 15 people.   

If you’d like to explore Old Sturbridge Village on your own, feel free to check in
on some of the highlighted buildings below.

Households

Small House Cold winters had their advantages! Stop by to see how many families made their year’s candles at home, one dip at a time.

Fenno House Winter is a wonderful time to turn wool from sheep into yarn for knitting warm clothing. Visit the Fenno House to see wool being spun into yarn on a great wheel and yarn being knitted into warm winter clothing.

Trades

Blacksmith Shop Our smiths are hard at work making tools for our new cabinetmaking shop as well as more typical winter items.

Tin Shop Experience our tinners producing authentic reproductions of the tinware used in households of the 1830s.

Pottery Shop and Kiln Explore the world of pottery, see pots being made at the potter’s wheel, and learn about pottery that was particularly useful in the colder months.

Community

Asa Knight Store Country stores sold goods from all over the world, through seaports like Boston, Providence, and Hartford. They also carried locally produced goods such as livestock, cheeses, braided straw and more.

Center Meetinghouse Here early New Englanders met for worship, town business, and civic celebrations.

Farm

On the Farm At Freeman Farm, Fenno Barn, and Towne Barn you can find the sheep, chickens, and cattle that call OSV home. In the fields across campus, you may find our farmers hard at work with seasonal chores.

The Carryall

We offer a horse-drawn carryall ride included with the price of admission. From 10:00 a.m.-12:00 p.m. and 1:30-4:00 p.m. you can board behind the Bullard Tavern or in front of the Blacksmith Shop, or Asa Knight Store about every 40 minutes for a ride around the Countryside. From 12:00-1:30 pm there are no Carryalls operating.

The Environmental Point of View

Woodland Walk A short hike along Pogus Brook to a wooded viewing platform.

Pasture Walk Takes you to the top of Powder House Hill, offering views of the pastured landscape.

River Walk Best views of the Wight Dam and a peaceful setting to enjoy the Quinebaug River.

Please note all walks are open but are not maintained. Icy conditions may be present.

Dining

Bullard Café 11:00 a.m. – 3:00 p.m.: soups available.

Miner Grant 9:30 a.m. – 4:00 p.m.: warm up with a cup of hot coffee or cocoa and don’t forget a chocolate chip cookie. Shop for Village-made wares, too!