Daily events are subject to change.
10:00 a.m. & 1:30 p.m. Mind Your Manners: The importance of manners in the 19th Century (in the Gebhardt Barn, Building #14).
11:00 a.m. & 2:30 p.m. Quakers in New England: Learn about the Society of Friends (at the Friends Meetinghouse, Building #6).
12:00 p.m. & 3:30 p.m. A Guided Tour of the Salem Towne House (meets in the hallway of the Salem Towne House, Building #16).
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).
11:00 a.m. The Singing School practices for the Summer Concert (in the Center Meetinghouse, Building #7).
12:30 & 1:30 p.m. The Singing School performs a Summer Concert
(in the Center Meetinghouse, Building #7).
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. (at the Bullard Tavern, Building #3)
4:00 p.m. Musical Highlights: the “Hurdy Gurdy”: Listen to this strange and unusual instrument. (in the Bullard Tavern, Building #3)
Towne House Lower Kitchen: Making butter & soft cheese from 9:30 a.m.-12:00 p.m. & 2:00-4:00 p.m.
3:30 p.m. Milking Demonstration (at the Freeman Farm, Building #36)
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. Please note tokens are nonrefundable. Unused tokens can be redeemed on a future visit.
(in the Booth next to the Miner Grant Store)
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!
11:30 a.m. Working the Bugs Out: Learn about 19th century techniques to control insect and disease in the garden (at the Freeman Garden, #36).
2:00 p.m. Cultivation of Cucurbits: Get advice from on OSV gardener on growing cucumbers, squash, and melons. Learn about the best practices for soil prep, planting, thinning, and vine management! (at the Freeman Garden, Building #36)
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)
The Carryall (weather permitting)
We offer a horse-drawn carryall ride included with the price of admission. From 12:00-3:30 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!
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.