Daily events are subject to change.
Welcome to Old Sturbridge Village, a recreated 1830s rural New England town! Summer is an exciting time here. See if you can spot Marvel of Peru, snapdragons, oxeye daisies blooming. See our Blacksmith working on tools for our Cabinetmaking Shop and food being prepared by an open hearth with the remains of last year’s harvest, anxiously awaiting the autumn harvest. Our farmers and gardeners tending to the gardens and seasonal chores and of course, our farm animals always enjoy a visitor too. You may catch a glimpse of our yearlings Red and Don training. Please follow occupancy guidelines and signs posted outside buildings. Enjoy your visit!
10:00 a.m. & 2:00 p.m. A Reading of Excerpts from the Letters of 19th Century Activist Sarah Grimke: Listen to the anti-slavery activist’s response to an anti-abolitionist writer. (meets at the Friends’ Meetinghouse)
11:00 a.m. & 3:00 p.m. Uncomfortable Truths: A discussion of race in Early New England. (meets outside the Friends’ Meetinghouse)
12:00 & 4:00 p.m. Quakers in New England: A History of the Friends in 19th Century New England (meets in front of the Friends’ Meetinghouse).
10:00-11:30 a.m. Music at the District School
1:00-2:30 p.m. Music in the Countryside
3:00-4:30 p.m. Music in the Center Village
3:30-4:30 p.m. Music in the Towne House
2:00 p.m. A Tour of the Herb Garden: Herbs for the Novice Gardener: Join a gardener to learn about common herbs everybody can grow and benefit from (at the Herb Garden)
Musket Demonstrations will happen at 1:00 p.m. Watch our interpreters load and fire a flintlock musket, near the Bullard Tavern.
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 (weather permitting)
We offer two horse-drawn carryall ride (weather permitted), included with the price of admission, around the Village. Please note from 1:00 – 1:30 pm there are no Carryalls operating. (weather permitting)
From 10:00 am – 1:00 pm and 2:30 – 5:00 pm you can board behind the Bullard Tavern or behind the Blacksmith Shop about every 20 minutes for a ride around the Mill pond.
From 10:00 am – 12:00 pm and 1:30 – 5:00 pm you can board at the Asa Knight Store or the Miner Grant Store about every 45 minutes for a longer ride around the Common and Countryside.
Dining & Shopping
Bullard Café (on the Ground Floor)
11:00 a.m. – 2:00 p.m. full hot and cold menu available.
11:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m. soups, sandwiches and beverages.
Scoop Shop 12:00 – 4:00 pm: Gifford’s ice cream and cold beverages available.
Miner Grant Store & Bake Shop 9:30 a.m. – 5:00 p.m. Stop in to buy our famous chocolate chip cookies and treats. Shop for Village-made wares, heirloom seeds, historical children’s toys and gifts, too!