Daily Schedule

DATE: APRIL 17, 2022

Exhibits open 9:30 AM to 5 PM

Daily events are subject to change.

Welcome to Old Sturbridge Village, a recreated 1830s rural New England town! In celebration of Patriots’ Day we are exploring the stories of Patriots who helped lay the groundwork for the founding of our country during the American Revolution as well as military history from the 19th and 20th centuries. Through military drills, musket demonstrations, and more, guest re-enactors from across New England representing military units from several different wars will bring the stories of the American military to life. You can also see our blacksmith forging of parts for a flintlock, hear period music and talk to a surgeon to learn about medical care during the War of 1812. Enjoy your visit!

Patriots Weekend Programming
10:30 a.m. & 2:30 p.m. Firearm demonstrations (at the field next to the Blacksmith Shop).

11:00 a.m. & 3:00 p.m. Cannon Demonstration: See a Civil War artillery demonstration done by Corbin’s Battery (at the field next to the Blacksmith Shop).

10:00 a.m. & 2:00 p.m. Old New England Tales
: Popular Stories of the 1830s (in the Towne House Lower Kitchen).

11:00 a.m. & 3:00 p.m. Meet a 19th Century Midwife
: Learn about Childbirth in the 1830s (in the Towne House Lower Kitchen).

1:00 p.m. & 4:00 p.m. A Reading of Patriotic Poetry:
Hear poems with patriotic themes by authors such as Longfellow and Emerson (in the Towne House Lower Kitchen).

Music Performances

10:00 a.m. Marches and Quicksteps: Learn about a selection of period marches and quicksteps (in the Gebhardt Barn).   
2:00 p.m. Music of New England:
Stop by the Gebhardt Barn to hear a selection of songs from our museum collection that celebrate life in New England!

3:00 p.m. Marches and Quicksteps:
Come learn about a selection of period marches and quicksteps (in the Gebhardt Barn).

9:30 a.m.-1:00 p.m. & 2:30-5:00 p.m. Making a Copy of the Uniform for the Worcester Rifle Company, 1821-1834 (at the Fitch House).

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.

On the Farm At Freeman Farm, Fenno Barn, and Towne Barn you can find the sheep, chickens, and cattle that call OSV home. In the fields across campus, you may find our farmers hard at work with seasonal chores.

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 Caf
é (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!

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, and Armed & Equipped Militia Exhibit.

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.

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