Daily events are subject to change.
10:00 a.m. & 2:30 p.m. Stories for the Season: Holiday stories of the 19th Century (in the Bullard Tavern).
10:30 a.m. & 2:00 p.m. Nature Myths: Fanciful tales about how things came to be (in the Center Meetinghouse).
11:30 a.m. & 3:00 p.m. A Reading of New England Poetry: Poems by Longfellow & Other 19th Century Poets (in the Towne House Ballroom).
12:00 p.m. Traditional Fairy Tales: Well-loved classics (in the Bullard Tavern).
1:00 p.m. A Reading from “A Christmas Carol”:
An abridged reading of Charles Dicken’s classic (in the Center Meetinghouse).
11:00 a.m. & 1:30 p.m. Music at the Tavern: Hear a sampler of 1830s music (in the Bullard Tavern).
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.
3:00 p.m. Milking Demonstration
(at the Freeman Farm)
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.
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.
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.
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 Carryalls operating.
From 10:00 am – 11:00 pm and 1:30 pm – 3:15 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.
From 10:00 am – 12:00 pm and 1:30 – 3:15 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. – 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.