Daily Schedule

DATE: JUNE 19, 2022
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Exhibits open 9:30 AM to 5 PM

Daily events are subject to change.

Performances
10:30 a.m. & 1:30 p.m. A Guided Tour of the Towne House (meets in the Salem Towne House, Building #16).

11:00 a.m. & 2:30 p.m. Excerpts from a letter by 1830s Activist Sarah Grimke:
Her response to a letter about women speaking publicly (in the Friends Meetinghouse, Building #6).

12:00 p.m. & 3:30 p.m. Quakers in New England:
Learn about the Society of Friends (in the Friends Meetinghouse, Building #7).
Music Performances
10:00 a.m. & 1:00 p.m. Music at the Tavern: Hear a sampler of 1830s music (in the Bullard Tavern, Building # 3).

11:00 a.m. & 2:00 p.m. A performance on the New England Bass Viol: Listen to and learn about the church bass or bass viol, an instrument which has not been played in nearly one and a half centuries (in the Center Meetinghouse, Building #7).

3:00 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 (at the Bullard Tavern, Building #3).

Farm
On the Farm At Freeman Farm (#36), Fenno Barn (#23), and Towne Barn (#16) 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.

3:30 p.m. Milking Demonstration (at the Freeman Farm, Building #36).

Crafts
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.

Games
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 10:00 am-1:00 pm and 2:30-4:50 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 Caf
é (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.