Daily events are subject to change.
10:00 a.m. & 1:30 p.m. A Guided Tour of the Towne House (meets in the hallway of the Salem Towne House, Building #16).
11:00 a.m. & 2:30 p.m. Pirate Tales of New England’s Rocky Shore: Tales of swashbuckling but nasty pirates (in the Gebhardt Barn, Building #14).
12:00 p.m. & 3:30 p.m. Nature Myths: Fanciful tales of how things came to be (in the Salem Towne House Garden, #16).
(all take place in the Bullard Tavern, Building #3)
10:00 a.m. & 1:00 p.m. Music at the Tavern: Hear a sampler of 1830s.
11:00 a.m. & 2:00 p.m. Guitar Making: Old Sturbridge Village is reproducing an 1830s classical guitar. Watch our luthier prepare and start the guitar making process. Learn about the history of the guitar in New England.
3:30 p.m. Musical Highlights, the “Hurdy Gurdy”: Listen to this strange and unusual instrument.
You may see demonstrations of logs milled into lumber at the Sawmill and grains ground into fine meal at the Gristmill.
10:00 a.m. Sawmill Demonstration (Building #43)
11:00 a.m. Gristmill Demonstration (Building #42)
1:00 p.m. Sawmill Demonstration (Building #43)
2:00 p.m. Gristmill Demonstration (Building #42)
3:00 p.m. Sawmill Demonstration (Building #43)
3:30 p.m. Milking Demonstration (at the Freeman Farm, Building #36
Asa Knight Store (Building #11) 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.
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.
Shoe Shop (Building #10) 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.
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.
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.