Daily Schedule

DATE: JUNE 22, 2022
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Exhibits open 9:30 AM to 5 PM

Daily events are subject to change.

Performances
10:00 a.m. & 1:30 p.m. Pirate Tales From New England’s Rocky Shore: Tales about swashbuckling but nasty pirates (in the Gebhardt Barn, Building #14).

11:00 a.m. & 2:30 p.m. Meet a 19th Century Midwife: Learn about Childbirth in the 1830s (in the Salem Towne House Garden, Building #16).

12:00 & 3:30 p.m. A Guide Tour of the Salem Towne House
(meets in the hallway of the Salem Towne House, Building #16).

Music Performance
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. Parlor Music: Listen to a selection of parlor music (at the Fitch House, Building #21).

2:00 p.m. & 4:00 p.m. Musical Highlights, the “Hurdy Gurdy”:
Listen to this strange and unusual instrument at the Bullard Tavern, Building #3).

Households

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.

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

Crafts
2:30-4:00 p.m. Make a Nine Men’s Morris Game Board|
$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.
Please note tokens are nonrefundable.

Unused tokens can be redeemed on a future visit.
(in the Booth next to the Miner Grant Store)

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 10:30 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 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.