Daily events are subject to change.
10:00 a.m. & 2:00 p.m. A Reading of Irish Poetry: Poems from the 5th to the 19th Century (in the Towne House Lower Kitchen).
11:30 a.m. & 3:00 p.m. Celtic & Catholic Tour: Irish Immigrants in 1830s Massachusetts (meets in front of the Center Meetinghouse).
1:00 p.m. Meet 19th Century Irish Immigrant Mary Culligan: Recollections by an Irish immigrant of the early 19th Century (in the Towne House Lower Kitchen).
10:00 a.m. Music at the Tavern: Hear a sample of 1830s fiddle tunes (in the Bullard Tavern).
11:00 a.m. Parlor Music at the Salem Towne House: Learn about the Towne Family’s musical background. Hear a selection of songs historically performed in the home on the flute and violin.
Fitch House Winter was a wonderful time to eat in the early 1830s, with the year’s harvest packed away in root cellars, dairies full of cheese and butter and fresh meat kept safe in cold homes. Visit to see a demonstration of winter cooking in front of an open fire.
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.
Pottery Shop and Kiln Explore the world of pottery, see pots being made at the potter’s wheel, and learn about pottery that was particularly useful in the colder months.
Sugar Camp See how maple trees are tapped and how the sap is collected and boiled down to syrup. Learn from the farmers about how to choose the right trees and recognize the right season to begin sugaring (at the Goods from the Woods exhibit).
Asa Knight Store Country stores carried products that local households needed including sugar. Visit with our shopkeepers to see the varieties of goods available.
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 a horse-drawn carryall ride included with the price of admission. From 10:00 am-12:00 pm and 1:30-3:50 pm you can board behind the Bullard Tavern or in front of the Blacksmith Shop, or Asa Knight Store about every 40 minutes for a ride around the Countryside. From 12:00-1:30 pm there is no Carryall operating.
Dining & Shopping
Oliver Wight Café (in the Oliver Wight Lobby)
10:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m. serving chicken tenders, fries, soups, mac & cheese, salads & daily specials (hot food order must be placed by 3:00 p.m.)
Bullard Café (on the Ground Floor)
11:00 a.m. – 3:00 p.m. 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!
The Environmental Point of View
Woodland Walk A short hike along Pogus Brook to a wooded viewing platform.
Pasture Walk Takes you to the top of Powder House Hill, offering views of the pastured landscape.
River Walk Best views of the Wight Dam and a peaceful setting to enjoy the Quinebaug River.
Please note all walks are open but are not maintained. Icy conditions may be present.
Upgrade your tickets to a year-long Membership!
Save your receipt and within 30 days you can apply daytime admission tickets towards a membership. A Family Membership starts at just $105 and is valid for a full year! For more info visit www.osv.org