Daily events are subject to change.
10:30 a.m. & 2:00 p.m. Poetry for the Season: Spring
Poems (in the Towne House Lower Kitchen).
11:30 a.m. & 3:00 p.m. Nature Myths: Fanciful Tales about how things came to be (in the Towne House Lower Kitchen).
1:00 p.m. Meet a 19th Century Midwife: Learn about childbirth in the 1830s (in the Towne House Lower Kitchen).
10:00 a.m. & 1:30 p.m. Music at the Tavern: Hear a sample of 1830s fiddle tunes (in the Bullard Tavern).
11:00 a.m. Celtic Music: Hear a sampler of 1830s music (in the Bullard Tavern).
3:00 p.m. Life through the Lyrics: In the early romantic era of the 1830’s, song lyrics were a unique source of social commentary. Visit the Fitch House parlor to see a selection of sheet music from our museum collection that provides an interesting view on love, loss, and… furniture?
Freeman Farm Spring is around the corner, and with it, its own labors and concerns. Learn about seasonal food and domestic work on a traditional, middling farm as winter transitions into spring.
Fitch House Spring is exciting for everyone, farmers’ and mechanics’ families alike! Stop by here to see how a non-farming family might change how they feed their family as the weather continues to warm.
Pottery Shop and Kiln Explore the world of pottery and see pots being made at the potter’s wheel.
Tin Shop Experience our Tinners creating authentic reproductions of household items made from tinned sheet iron.
Shoe Shop Find a shoemaker “bottoming” men’s and boy’s work shoes for wholesale to the Southern and Western states. Some of the shoes for the South were meant for enslaved workers.
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 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 Tavern Lobby)
10:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m. serving chicken tenders, fries, soups, mac & cheese, salads & daily specials (hot food orders 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, Joe Frogger 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