Daily events are subject to change.
Throughout the Day: Making Apple Corers (at the Tin Shop, #15).
10:00 a.m. – 3:00 p.m. Heirloom Apple Tasting (in the Visitor Center, #2).
11:30 a.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).
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).
Cider Mill: 10:00 a.m.-12:00 p.m. Building The Cider Cheese
1:00 p.m. -5:00 p.m. Pressing Cider
New England Farmers relied on cider making as the best way to preserve their apple crop. Come learn how the apples were crushed, pressed, fermented and stored to create a year-round supply of cider. (Building #17)
10:00 a.m. Architectural Tour around the Common: (Meets in front of the Center Meetinghouse, #7)
11:00 p.m. & 3:30 p.m. Uncomfortable Truths Tour: Explore topics of Race in Early New England (meets at the Small House, Building #5).
12:00 p.m. A Dentist Comes to Town: Meet an itinerant 19th century dentist and see what services he offers. (in the Gebhardt Barn, Building #14).
1:30 p.m. Phrenology – The Science of the Mind: Learn about the hot new “Science” of the 1830s and its influence on society (in the Gebhardt Barn, Building #14).
2:30 p.m. Tales of a Yankee Peddler: Meet an early 19th century peddler. (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, #3).
11:00 a.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, #7)
3:30 p.m. Musical Highlights, the “Hurdy Gurdy”: Listen to this strange and unusual instrument at the Bullard Tavern (Building #3).
10:00 a.m. Meet the Calf (at the Freeman Farm, Building #36)
3:30 p.m. Milking Demonstration
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.
2:00-4:00 p.m. Ride the Stagecoach|$3.00 per person.
Hundreds of stagecoaches linked most towns in early New England, carrying passengers and mail on set schedules. Today the stagecoach circles our historic common. Purchase a $3.00 token at the Visitor Center or the Miner Grant Store. Picks up outside the Bullard Tavern.
Please note tokens are nonrefundable.
Unused tokens can be redeemed on a future visit.
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. The exhibit features over a dozen garments and accessories, along with other textile and clothing objects from the Old Sturbridge Village Museum Collections. (in the Dennison Building, #28)
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.
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.
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.
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.