Daily events are subject to change.
10:30 a.m. & 2:00 p.m. Tales From Long Ago: Stories told in the 1830s (in the Friends Meetinghouse).
11:30 a.m. & 3:00 p.m. Meet a 19th Century Midwife: Learn about childbirth in the 1830s (at the Friends Meetinghouse)
1:00 p.m. Common Curiosities: A tour about the Center Village (Meets in front of the Center Meetinghouse).
10:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m. & 1:00 p.m. – 2:30 p.m. Music at the Tavern: Hear a sampler of 1830s music (in the Bullard Tavern).
Freeman Farm Work on a farm never stops, not even in winter. Learn about seasonal domestic work on a traditional, middling farm including sausage making, cooking and caring for the years preserves.
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.
The Carryall (weather permitting)
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 is no Carryall operating.
From 10:00 am – 12:00 pm and 1:30 – 3:50 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!
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.