Daily Schedule


Exhibits open 9:30 AM to 4 PM

Daily events are subject to change.

Muster Day Programming
Throughout the Day: Visit the Striped Pig Tent
(by the Asa Knight Store, Building #11.)

9:20 a.m. – 9:45 a.m. Fife & Drum Music
(outside the Visitor Center, Building #2).

9:30 a.m. – 12:00 p.m. Make a Paper Militia Hat
(in the Visitor Center, Building #2).

10:00 a.m. The Militia Assembles for a Regimental Review
(on the Common).

10:15 a.m. “What is Muster Day?” A Citizen’s Guide to the Militia
(in front of the Fenno House, Building #23).

10:30 a.m. Meet Members of the Massachusetts National Guard:
What is the equivalent of the militia in the 21st Century? Join members of today’s National Guard to learn more about their responsibilities and how they help their communities. (in the Gebhardt Barn, Building #14).

11:00 a.m. The Militia Practices Target Shooting
(behind the Cabinetmaking Shop, Building #8).

12:00 p.m. Fife & Drum Demonstration
(by the Center Meetinghouse, Building #7).

12:00 p.m. Kids Learn to March
(on the Common)

1:00 p.m. Sermon: Christians Should Unite to Disseminate the Principles of Peace
(in the Center Meetinghouse, Building #7).

1:30 p.m. Ladies Temperance Tea
(in the Salem Towne House Garden, #16).

2:30 p.m. Sham Fight
(at the Freeman Farm Fields, #36).

10:00 a.m. & 1:30 p.m. Excerpts From a Letter by 19th Century Activist Sarah Grimke:
Her response to a letter about women speaking publicly (in the Friends Meetinghouse, Building #6).

11:00 a.m. & 2:30 p.m. A pickle for the knowing ones: The eccentric life of “Lord” Timothy Dexter of Newburyport (in the Gebhardt Barn, Building #14).

12:00 p.m. & 3:30 p.m. Quakers in New England:
Learn about the small but influential Society of Friends (in the Friends Meetinghouse, Building #6).

11:30 a.m. Graham Crackers and Other Healthy Foods:
Learn about Sylvester Graham and the healthy foods movement of the 19th century (at the Richardson Garden, #13).

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).

2:00 p.m.
A Visit to the Apple Orchards: Join a gardener for a guided tour of some of OSV’s apple collection, as well as a discussion of the importance of apples throughout New England’s history (meets at the Cider Mill, #17).

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. A variety of lunch options and beverages.
Scoop Shop
(Building # 25) 12:00 – 4:00 p.m.
Gifford’s ice cream and cold 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!
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.

Old Sturbridge Village’s new exhibit, Needle and Thread:
The Art and Skill of Clothing an Early 19th Century Family highlights the responsibilities held by rural New England housewives in constructing new garments, patching, mending, and darning worn items, and repurposing old items into new wardrobes – ensuring that their families were clothed in good order for many occasions. It features over a dozen garments and accessories, along with other textile and clothing objects from the Old Sturbridge Village Museum Collections. Clothing featured in the exhibit will change periodically for the different seasons, showcasing more of the collection and helping to preserve those items on display. (in the Dennison Building, #28)                                                                 

The Environmental Point of View
River Walk (#50) Best views of the Wight Dam and a peaceful setting to enjoy the Quinebaug River.

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).

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.

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