Daily events are subject to change.
10:30 a.m. Devilish Tales: Tales in which the Devil gets his due – or does he? (in the Friends Meetinghouse).
11:30 a.m. 19th Century Irish Immigrant Mary Culligan prepares for Halloween: A Character presentation about how the Irish brought Halloween to America (in the Friends Meetinghouse).
11:30 a.m. & 1:00 p.m. OSV Dancers: Watch the Old Sturbridge Village Dancers demonstrate dancing in the 1830s. (in the Parsonage Barn).
1:00 p.m. Final Poems: Selected Readings of early New England epitaphs (meets at the graveyard).
2:00 p.m. Devilish Tales: Tales in which the Devil gets his due – or does he? (in the Friends Meetinghouse).
3:00 p.m. 19th Century Irish Immigrant Mary Culligan prepares for Halloween: A Character presentation about how the Irish brought Halloween to America (in the Friends Meetinghouse).
10:00 a.m. Music at the Towne House
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.
Freeman Farm Fall is here at last, but the family’s work has only just begun. Learn about seasonal food and domestic work on a traditional, middling farm as we bring in the harvest, fill the root cellar, and rejoice in the bounty of the season.
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
3:00 p.m. Milking Demonstration
(at the Freeman Farm)
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 12:00 – 1:30 pm there are no Carryall operating.
From 10:00 am – 12:00 pm and 1:30 pm – 3:30 pm 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.
New England on Parade
Learn about the long history of parades in this region, and their many purposes. Visit all 3 of the exhibitions’ locations in the Visitor Center, Countryside Gallery (indicated by “Cabinetmaking Exhibit” on the map), and Militia Exhibit.
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.
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!
Masks are required in all indoor spaces.
Masks are optional outdoors. Please consider
putting on a mask when you are close to staff or other visitors. We appreciate your cooperation for your safety and ours.