Christmas by Candlelight 2021

Experience old cherished traditions and create new ones as you celebrate the season during Christmas by Candlelight at Old Sturbridge Village! Explore the beautifully decorated Village, stroll through the peaceful Christmas Tree Trail, watch demonstrations of classic Christmas projects, enjoy live music and storytelling, and so much more. Please review… Read More


Member Double Discount Days

MEMBERS ONLY The Gift Shops at Old Sturbridge Village invite members for special nights of shopping and extra savings! All current members receive 20 percent off on their purchases on these nights only when they show their valid membership card (excludes sale items; not valid on prior purchases.  No… Read More


Holiday Market & Café Open

Old Sturbridge Village is opening a Holiday Market and Café for the 2021 holiday season. Come shop the Village’s unique selection of Christmas ornaments and décor, holiday gifts and treats, as well as Village made pottery, tin, and iron crafts. The café will feature hot and cold beverages and some… Read More


Webinar: “The Best Ever!” Parades in New England, 1788-1940 | A discussion with Jane Nylander

Update 10/30/2021: Due to printing delays for the book, this webinar has been postponed. Please check back at a later date for more information. If you had registered for the webinar, we will be in communication with you soon via email.  MEMBERS ONLY For centuries, Americans have celebrated… Read More


Night in the Museum: Evening Investigation

Due to the ever-changing nature of restrictions due to COVID-19, we have suspended the Night in the Museum overnight program for the fall and winter of 2021. Please check this page regularly for updates about future evening programming for Scouts.  In the meantime, please consider joining us for… Read More


Celebrating the Harvest

Celebrate the harvest and the beautiful New England autumn. Help our farmers and gardeners finish harvesting a variety of heirloom produce and learn about how early 19th-century New Englanders preserved it for the winter. Chat with our gardeners about renewing soil fertility, the origins of jack-o-lanterns, and more. Visit the… Read More


Woodworking Weekend

Celebrate the grand opening of our new Cabinetmaking Shop on the Common and learn about historical woodworking through presentations, demonstrations, and more. Sturbridge and the surrounding region were home to some of the foremost rural cabinetmakers of the early 19th century, including Nathan Lumbard and Oliver Wight. These craftspeople, as… Read More


Ag Fair Weekend

Fall was and is a special time in New England! On October 2nd and 3rd, celebrate the harvest and New England autumn by enjoying the brilliant fall foliage, tasting heirloom apple varieties (subject to change), trying your hand at the plow, and learning about how early 19th-century New Englanders preserved… Read More


Fall Folk Festival

Take in all that fall in New England has to offer and enjoy toe-tapping music with your family and friends at our Fall Folk Festival on September 25, 2021. Relax and unwind as you take in the sounds of folk and Americana music from across the region and the sights… Read More


Exhibition Opening Weekend: New England on Parade

Inspired by the Village’s 75th-anniversary celebration theme and Jane Nylander’s research and forthcoming publication, the New England on Parade exhibition will examine the history of parades and parade traditions in New England from 1776 to 1940. The exhibition will be housed in multiple buildings throughout the Old Sturbridge Village campus… Read More