Daily Schedule

DATE: SEPTEMBER 4, 2021
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Hours of Operation 9:30 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.

Daily events are subject to change.

Saturday, September 4, 2021

Welcome to Old Sturbridge Village, a recreated 1830s rural New England town! Thank you for joining us for our biannual Muster Day. Please follow occupancy guidelines and signs posted outside buildings. Enjoy your visit!


The Woodland and Pasture Walks are closed today for Muster Day.

Muster Day Programming
Special today: While supplies last! Gingerbread for sale outside of the Miner Grant Store. While a winter treat today, gingerbread was traditionally enjoyed on muster days in the early 19th century.


Throughout the Day: Visit the Striped Pig Tent
(by the Asa Knight Store)


9:30 a.m.-12:00 p.m. Make a Paper Militia Hat
(in the Visitor Center)


10:00 a.m. The Militia Assembles for a Regimental
Review
(on the Common)


10:30 a.m.  Justice of the Peace Hearing on Militia
Infractions
(outside the Bullard Tavern)


11:00 a.m. Cannon Demonstration
(at the field next to the Blacksmith Shop)


11:30 a.m. Fife and Drum Music Demonstration
(by the Center Meetinghouse)


1:00 p.m. Kids Learn to March (on the Common)


1:15 p.m. Sermon on the Death of Daniel Burbank
at a Muster
(in the Center Meetinghouse)


1:30 p.m. Ladies Temperance Tea (at the Fitch House)


2:00 p.m. Sham Battle (at the Freeman Farm Fields)


3:00 p.m. Fife and Drum Music Demonstration
(by the Center Meetinghouse)


3:30 p.m. The Militia Practices Target Shooting
(by the Graveyard)


4:45 p.m. Flag Lowering (On the Common)


Households
Small House Costumed interpreters are here to help you understand the past as it relates to the present. Make this your first stop to say “good day” and orient yourself to our 1830s Village.

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.

Farm
On the Farm At Freeman Farm, Fenno Barn, and Towne Barn you can find the sheep, chickens, and cattle that call OSV home.

Music Performances

10:00 a.m.-12:00 p.m. Music at the Towne House

Garden Tours
2:00 p.m. New England’s Apples: An Introduction to OSV’s Orchards: Join a gardener for a guided tour of some of OSV’s apple collection, as well as a discussion of the importance of apples throughout New England’s history (meets at the Cider Mill).

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!