Daily events are subject to change.
10:00 a.m. & 2:00 p.m. Let’s Talk About the Weather: the story of the Year without a summer and other weather stories (in front of the Fenno House).
11:00 a.m. & 3:00 p.m. Excerpts from letters by 19th century activist Sarah Grimke: Her response to concerns of women speaking in public in 1837 (in the Friends Meetinghouse).
12:00 & 4:00 p.m. Quakers in Early New England: Learn about the Society of Friends (in the Friends Meetinghouse).
10:00 a.m.-12:00 p.m. Music at the Towne
1:30 p.m.-2:30 p.m. Music on the Farm (at the Freeman Farm)
2:00 p.m. A Tour of the Herb Garden: Botanical Medicine: Join a guided tour to learn about controversial vegetable physician Samuel Thomson (1769 – 1843) and his favorite medicinal plants (at the Herb Garden).
Richardson House (Parsonage) Sewing was a large part of any housewife’s daily work. Stop by the Richardson House to find out about the work the Minister’s wife did to clothe her family, make household furnishings, and sew items for charitable purposes.
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.
Printing Office Small printing offices often worked for publishers in Philadelphia, New York, or Boston, printing and binding books for sale anywhere in New England. They often also did smaller printing jobs for local people.
Musket Demonstrations will happen at 1:00 p.m.
Watch our interpreters load and fire a flintlock musket, near the Bullard Tavern.
Asa Knight Store Country stores brought in goods from all over the world, through seaports like Boston and Providence. They also bought locally produced goods such as butter, cheese, and handwork for sale in those urban commercial centers.
We offer two horse-drawn carryall rides (weather permitting), included with the price of admission, around the Village. Please note from 1:00 – 1:30 pm there are no Carryalls operating.
From 10:00 am – 1:00 pm and 2:30 – 5:00 p.m. you can board behind the Bullard Tavern or in front of 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 p.m. 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.
New England on Parade
Learn about the long history of parades in this region, and their many purposes. Visit all three of the exhibitions’ locations in the Visitor Center, Countryside Gallery, and Militia Exhibit.
Dining & Shopping
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!
Upgrade your tickets to a year-long Membership!
Save your receipt and within 30 days you can apply daytime admission tickets towards a membership. A Family Membership starts at just $105 and is valid for a full year! For more info stop at the Visitor Center or visit www.osv.org.