Daily Schedule


Exhibits open 9:30 AM to 4 PM

Daily events are subject to change.

Welcome to Old Sturbridge Village, a recreated 1830s rural New England town! To celebrate Veterans Day, OSV is presenting special activities celebrating the nation’s military history. Listen to fife and drum music, watch musket and cannon demonstrations, and see how American military uniforms have changed over the past 200 years. See our Blacksmith working on tools for our Cabinetmaking Shop and our farmers and gardeners bringing in the last of the harvest, 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!

Veterans Day Programming

9:30 a.m.–12:00 p.m. Display of American Military Uniforms (in the Bullard Great Room)

9:45 a.m. Flag Raising with Fife and Drum (on the Common)

10:00 a.m. Fife and Drum Music Demonstration (by the District School)

11:00 a.m. Cannon Demonstration

(in the Bixby Field)

12:00 p.m. Musket Demonstration

(by the Bullard Tavern)

1:00–4:00 p.m. Display of American Military Uniforms (in the Bullard Great Room)

2:00 p.m. Fife and Drum Music Demonstration (by the District School)

3:00 p.m. Cannon Demonstration (in the Bixby Field)

3:45 p.m. Flag Lowering with Fife and Drum (on the Common)


10:00 a.m. & 2:30 p.m.: Stories for the Season Holiday stories of the 19th Century (at the Bullard Tavern).

10:30 a.m. & 2:00 p.m.: Tales from the Round Table Stories about King Arthur and his Knights (at the Center Meetinghouse).

11:30 a.m. & 3:00 p.m.: Poems of the Season Poetry with winter themes (at the Towne House Ballroom)

12:00 p.m.: Traditional Fairy Tales Well – loved classics (Bullard Tavern).

1:00 p.m.: Selected Scenes from “A Christmas Carol” An abridged reading from Charles Dickens’ Christmas classic tale (at the Center Meetinghouse).   

Music Performances
11:00 a.m. & 1:30 p.m. Music at the Tavern: Hear a sampler of 1830s music (in the Bullard Tavern).

3:00 p.m. Milking Demonstration
(at the Freeman Farm)

Bixby House The Bixbys, like many families, earned their income from several different sources. Visit to learn about the work of braiding straw, sewing shoe uppers, and the dairying the women of this family did from home.

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.


Cabinetmaking Shop Period cabinetmakers made a wide variety of wares including tables, chairs, chests and other case furniture. Explore our newest trade shop, and learn more about the tools and techniques used by nineteenth century woodworkers.


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.

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 (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. – 3:00 p.m. soups, sandwiches and beverages.

Miner Grant Store & Bake Shop 9:30 a.m. – 4:00 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!

Holiday Market & Café (in the Oliver Wight Tavern)

10:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.

Come shop the Village’s unique selection of Christmas ornaments and décor, holiday gifts and treats, as well as Village made pottery, tin, and iron crafts. The café will feature hot and cold beverages and some sweet treats.



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.