Daily Schedule

DATE: AUGUST 10, 2022

Exhibits open 9:30 AM to 4 PM

Daily events are subject to change.

Family Friendly Programming

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!

10:00 a.m. Meet the Calf (at the Freeman Farm, Building #36)
3:30 p.m. Milking Demonstration
(at the Freeman Farm, Building #36)


Towne House Lower Kitchen: Making butter & soft cheese
9:30 a.m.-12:00 p.m. & 2:00-4:00 p.m. (Building #16)

Bixby House: Play 19th century parlor games – Try your hand at Jacob’s Ladder, Ball and Cup, and Buzz Saw
2:30 p.m.-4:00 p.m.  (Building #38)

1:30 p.m. Children’s Gardening Chores: Children of all ages can help with gardening chores such as watering, weeding, and pest patrol (at the Freeman Garden, #36).

2:30-4:00 p.m. Make a Tin Sconce| $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)

10:00 a.m. & 1:30 p.m. Nature Myths:
Fanciful tales about how things came to be (in the Salem Towne House Garden, #16).

11:00 a.m. & 2:30 p.m. Read Me a Story:
A read-aloud story for children (in the Visitor Center Kidstory, Building #2).

12:00 p.m. & 3:30 p.m. Meet a 19th Century Midwife: Childbirth in the 1830s (in the Salem Towne House Garden, #16).

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. Music Education:
See how people learned music in the 1830s (at the Richardson House, Building #13.

3:30 p.m. Musical Highlights, the “Hurdy Gurdy”:
Listen to this strange and unusual instrument at the Bullard Tavern (Building #3).

The Carryall (weather permitting)
We offer a horse-drawn carryall ride included with the price of admission. From 10:00 a.m.-2:00 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.”

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. lunch options and beverages.
Scoop Shop (Building # 25) 12:00 p.m. – 4:00 p.m.:
Gifford’s ice cream and cold beverages available.
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!
Ox & Yoke Mercantile (Building #1) 10:00 a.m. – 5:30 p.m. Take home a traditional rural New England treasure or locally made gift. Village-made crafts and kits, home décor, books, and more await! We stay open a bit later than the rest of the Village.

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