Daily events are subject to change.
10:00 a.m. & 1:30 p.m. Pirate Tales From New England’s Rocly Shore: Tales about swashbuckling but nasty pirates (in the Gebhardt Barn, Building #14).
11:00 a.m. & 2:30 p.m. Tales of Long Ago: Tales told in the 1830s (in the Gebhardt Barn, Building #14).
12:00 & 3:30 p.m. Nature Myths: Fanciful Tales about how things came to be (in the Salem Towne House Garden, Building #14).
10:00 a.m. Music at the Tavern: Hear a sampler of 1830s music (in the Bullard Tavern, Building #3).
11:00 a.m. Parlor Music: Listen to a selections of parlor music at the Fitch House, Building #21.
1:00 p.m. Music in the 1830s: In this special performance, Old Sturbridge Village musicians will perform on a variety of historical instruments. Listen to a selection of different types of music, and enjoy a formal discussion with our musicians in the Great Room at the Bullard Tavern, Building #3). ? Question about keeping on the mapguide
4:00 p.m. Musical Highlights, the “Hurdy Gurdy”: Listen to this strange and unusual instrument at the Bullard Tavern, Building #3).
Bixby House (Building #38) The Bixbys, like many families, earned their income from several different sources. Visit to learn about the work of braiding straw, sewing shoe uppers and dairying the women of this family did from home.
3:30 p.m. Milking Demonstration (at the Freeman Farm, Building #36)
2:30-4:00 Make A Punched Tin Ornament | $3 per craft
Purchase a $3 token for Crafts at the
Visitor Center or the Miner Grant Store.
Please note tokens are nonrefundable.
Unused tokens can be redeemed on a future visit.
(in the Booth next to the Miner Grant Store)
Instruction by Costumed Interpreter; make an item to take home.
10:30 a.m. French and English: Pick a side! Participate in a game of tug of war on the Common.
2:30 p.m. Play 19th Century Base Ball: “Play Ball” following rules adapted from The Book of Sports and other 19th century sources. (meets on the Common.
4:00 p.m. Toy Hot Air Balloon: Join us on the Common for a demonstration (or two!) of a fascinating diversion enjoyed by children in the early 1800s, a toy hot air balloon flight!
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.