Daily events are subject to change.
10:00 a.m. & 1:30 p.m. A Reading of Floral Poetry: The Language of Flowers (in the Salem Towne House Garden, #16).
11:00 a.m. & 2:30 p.m. Nature Myths: Fanciful tales about how things came to be (in the Salem Towne House Garden, #16).
12:00 p.m. & 3:30 p.m. Uncommon Truths Tour: Race in early New England (meets by the Center Meetinghouse, Building #7).
10:00 a.m. Musical Highlights, the Concertina: Learn about this free reed instrument that was first imported to New England in the 1830’s (in the Bullard Tavern, Building #3).
11:00 a.m. Parlor Music at the Salem Towne House: Learn about the Towne Family’s musical background and hear a selection of songs historically performed in the home (Building #16).
Small House (Building #5) 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.
Fitch House (Building #21) 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.
Tin Shop (Building #15) Experience our Tinners creating authentic reproductions of household items made from tinned sheet iron.
Pottery Shop and Kiln (Building #34) Explore the world of pottery and see pots being made at the potter’s wheel.
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.
The Carryall (weather permitting)
We offer a horse-drawn carryall ride included with the price of admission. From 10:30 am-2:30 pm you can board behind the Bullard Tavern (#3) or in front of the Blacksmith Shop (#39) about every 20 minutes for a ride around the Mill Pond. There is no Carryall operating outside of these times.
Dining & Shopping
Oliver Wight Café (Building #1)
(in the Oliver Wight Tavern Lobby)
10:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m. pastries & beverages
Bullard Café (Building #3) (on the Ground Floor)
11:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m. sandwiches and beverages.
Miner Grant Store & Bake Shop (Building #19)
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 (#2C), Countryside Gallery (#40), and Armed & Equipped Militia Exhibit (#26).
The Environmental Point of View
Woodland Walk (#47) A short hike along Pogus Brook to a wooded viewing platform.
Pasture Walk (#49) Takes you to the top of Powder House Hill, offering views of the pastured landscape.
River Walk (#50) 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