Daily events are subject to change.
10:00 a.m. & 1:30 p.m. A Pickle for the Knowing ones: The eccentric life of “Lord” Timothy Dexter of Newburyport
(in the Gebhardt Barn, Building #14).
11:00 a.m. & 2:30 p.m. Excerpts From a Letter by 19th Century Activist Sarah Grimke: Her response to a letter concerning women speaking publicly
(in the Friend Meetinghouse, Building #6).
11:30 a.m. & 1:00 p.m. OSV Dancers: Watch the Old Sturbridge Village Dancers demonstrate dancing in the 1830s (at the Gebhardt Performance Barn).
12:00 p.m. & 3:30 p.m. A Guided Tour of the Towne House (meets in the hallway of the Salem Towne House, Building #16).
1:00 p.m. Religion in everyday life of 1830s New England: A Look at how religion played a part in daily life (in 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. & 1:00 p.m. Music at the Tavern: Hear a sampler of 1830s music (in the Bullard Tavern, Building #3).
2:00 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 to learn about a selection of lyrics from our museum collection (Building #21).
4:00 p.m. Musical Highlights, the “Hurdy Gurdy”: Listen to this strange and unusual instrument at the Bullard Tavern (Building #3).
3:30 p.m. Milking Demonstration
(at the Freeman Farm, Building #36).
The Carryall (weather permitting)
We offer a horse-drawn carryall ride included with the price of admission. From 10:00 a.m.-1:00 p.m. and 2:30-4:50 p.m. 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.
2:30-4:00 p.m. Make a Punched Tin Ornament|$3.00 per craft
Purchase a $3.00 token for Crafts at the Visitor Center
or the Miner Grant Store. Instruction by Costumed Interpreter; make an item to take home.
(in the Booth on the Common across from the Miner Grant Store) Please note tokens are nonrefundable.
Unused tokens can be redeemed on a future visit.
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!
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)
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