Daily events are subject to change.
10:30 a.m. & 2:00 p.m. Nature Myths: Fanciful tales about how things came to be (in the Towne House Lower Kitchen).
11:30 a.m. & 3:00 p.m. A Reading of Poetry for the Season: Spring poems (in the Towne House Lower Kitchen).
1:00 p.m. A Guided Tour of the Towne House
(meets in the Towne House Hallway).
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.
Bixby House The Bixbys, like many families, earned their income from several different sources. Visit to learn about the work the women of this family did from home such as braiding straw and sewing shoe uppers.
Fenno House Despite the hundreds of textile mills across New England, some families continued to process wool at home. Visit the Fenno house to see wool being spun into yarn on a great wheel, and yarn knitted into clothing.
Blacksmith Shop Our smiths are hard at work forging components for the Stagecoach, a closed horse-drawn vehicle used to carry passengers.
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 a.m.-12:00 p.m. pickup behind the Bullard Tavern for a 20 minute ride around the Mill Pond. From 1:30-4:50 p.m. 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 p.m. there is no Carryall operating.
Dining & Shopping
Oliver Wight Café (in the Oliver Wight Tavern Lobby)
10:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m. serving chicken tenders, fries, soups, mac & cheese, salads & daily specials (hot food orders must be placed by 4:00 p.m.)
Bullard Café (on the Ground Floor)
11:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m. sandwiches and beverages.
Miner Grant Store & Bake Shop 9:30 a.m. – 5:00 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