Daily events are subject to change.
10:00 a.m. & 1:30 p.m. A Guided Tour of the Salem Towne House (meets in the hallway of the Salem Towne House, Building #16).
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. Mind Your Manners: The importance of manners in the 19th Century (in the Gebhardt Barn, Building #14).
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)
3:30 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. (Building #16)
3:30 p.m. Milking Demonstration (at the Freeman Farm, #36)
Thompson Bank (Building #20) Country banks provided short-term business loans to merchants, prosperous
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!
2:30 p.m. A Tour of the Herb Garden Rose Collection: Enjoy a tour of OSV’s rose collection, and learn a bit about how roses grow, and how these treasured varieties came to be. (at the Herb Garden, #32)
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 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.