Metalwork Merit Badge Workshop

Old Sturbridge Village’s Metalwork Merit Badge Workshop with a focus on blacksmithing is designed to meet most (but not all) of the badge requirements*. The workshop accommodates a total of four participants and is led by OSV staff members who are approved as Scout Merit Badge Counselors.  The charge is $75 per Scout… Read More


Scout Day – November 2019

Scout Days offer Scout troops and their families the opportunity to explore Old Sturbridge Village and participate in hands-on activities. This is a great opportunity for Scouts to gain exposure to many aspects of 1830s New England life in an interactive way. Also available on Scout Days are scout-specific workshops designed to… Read More


Home School Day – March 28, 2019

Our themed Home School Days offer you and your children the opportunity to visit the Village and join in hands-on activities. We recommend that you allow three hours to visit the Village in addition to scheduled hands-on workshops. Online registration opens one month prior to each event, and pre-registration is… Read More


Museum Store – Special Holiday Hours

The Old Sturbridge Village Museum Store and New England Book Shop is open special hours in December for your holiday shopping needs! Located at the Village entrance, the Museum Store and New England Book Shop offers visitors a wide selection of unique gifts and books inspired by or crafted by Old… Read More


Evening of Illumination

How did New England families spend their evenings before the intrusion of texting, telephones, TVs and computers? Visitors to Old Sturbridge Village will get a rare chance find out as they tour the historic Village lit only by candles, oil lamps, lanterns, and firelight during Old Sturbridge Village’s “Evening of… Read More


Scout Badge Workshop Day – March 2019

Scout Badge Days are a way for scouts to work on badges and enjoy a visit to the Village at the same time! Each program will fulfill some of the badge requirements and provides the information and resources to complete the badge, either in the Village or at home. Participants… Read More


Members’ Shopping Nights

The Gift Shops at Old Sturbridge Village invite Members for special nights of shopping—get a head start on your holiday list! All current Members receive 25% OFF their purchases on these nights only when they show their membership card (excludes sale items; no additional discounts will be taken off markdown prices). Read More


Thursday Rib Room

Savor a 4-course Prime Rib Feast at the Oliver Wight Tavern. Our staff will begin by serving a hearty soup and salad, with dinner rolls and whipped butter, followed by a Chef’s station of carved Prime Rib of Beef, with potatoes and seasonal vegetables. Finish off with a homemade dessert. Read More


Dinner in a Country Village

Enjoy a unique opportunity to prepare and eat a meal as early New Englanders did. Participants gather in the Parsonage, where costumed interpreters oversee the preparations, but the guests do the roasting, baking, and mulling. Roast meat using a tin reflector oven, fire a brick bake oven, and mull spiced… Read More


Families Cook

“Families Cook” is a 19th-century interactive food experience that the whole family can enjoy. Children and adults alike will learn to prepare an entire hearth-cooked meal with the added benefit of being able to sit down and enjoy the fruits of their labor. Chicken will be roasted before the hearth… Read More