Daily events are subject to change.
10:30 a.m. & 2:00 p.m. Quakers in Early New England: Learn about the Society of Friends (in the Friends Meetinghouse).
11:30 a.m. & 3:00 p.m. Excerpts from letters by 19th century activist Sarah Grimke: Her response to concerns of women speaking in public in 1837(in the Friends Meetinghouse).
1:00 p.m. & 4:00 p.m. Uncomfortable Truths: A discussion about discrimination in early New England (in the Friends Meetinghouse).
10:00 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.
11:00 a.m. & 2:00 p.m. Musical Highlights, the Concertina: Learn about this free reed instrument that was first imported to New England in the 1830’s. (In Bullard Tavern)
4:00 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 learn about a selection of lyrics from our museum collection.
Small House Costumed interpreters are here to help you understand the past as it relates to the present. Make this your first stop to say “good day” and orient yourself to our 1830s Village.
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.
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 p.m. pickup behind the Bullard Tavern 20 minute ride around the Mill Pond and 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