Daily events are subject to change.
Throughout the Day
Poultry Butchering At the Freeman Farm & Farmhouse until 1:00 p.m.
Join us to see how we turn turkeys into meat for the table. We will demonstrate the process from plucking the outside to removing the innards at the farmhouse. The crops and animals raised on our farms are used throughout the year in our daily hearth cooking programs. We recognize this is a sensitive topic for many visitors, please use your own discretion.
11:00 a.m. & 1:30 p.m. Music at the Tavern:
Hear a sampler of 1830s music (in the Bullard Tavern)
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. Pirate Tales: Stories about swashbuckling, but nasty, New England Pirates (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).
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.
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.
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 – 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.
From 10:00 am – 12:00 pm and 1:30 – 3:30 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. 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 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.