Christmas by Candlelight 2020

Come experience the history of Christmas traditions at Old Sturbridge Village. Our programs are designed with your safety in mind – featuring a vast array of outdoor festivities. Relish old traditions and create new ones as we highlight homemade Christmas decor. See demonstrations of classic Christmas projects like knitting stockings,… Read More


Before and Beyond: A virtual fundraising celebration of where we’ve been and what comes next!

Join your host, President and CEO Jim Donahue, for an evening of celebration, raffles, and an insider look at where the Village is headed. Hear from key staff as we look to the future of Old Sturbridge Village.   Before and Beyond is sponsored by:… Read More


Phantoms & Fire

Explore the museum after hours where you will find spooky delights from bats and bonfires to cauldrons and candy, from ghosts and guitars to horror and…maybe even…a headless horseman! Take your entire family, as this Halloween, there is something for every age around every corner. So grab your tickets today… Read More


Autumn Harvest Weekend

Celebrate the harvest and the beautiful New England autumn. Learn how food makes its way from the farm to the dining room table. Join our costumed interpreters as they grind apples with the Ox Powered Cider Mill, pick and cut corn, dig up potatoes, and put the gardens to bed… Read More


Oxen, Fields, and Farmers

Celebrate the harvest and beautiful New England Autumn at the peak of fall color! Meet and greet multiple teams of guest oxen and their teamsters and learn about plowing and field preparation. You can also meet the Village’s other farm animals (sheep, cattle, pigs, and chickens), talk with tradespeople (blacksmiths,… Read More


Apple Outings

One of the most popular items of the fall harvest is apples. In New England, cider making is to autumn what maple sugaring is to spring. However, 19th-century farmers would not recognize the sweet cider we enjoy from farm stands today. Cider in the 1800s was not merely the apple… Read More


Virtual Home Gardeners’ Exhibit 2020

Check out the 2020 Virtual Exhibit here! We want to see what you’ve been growing in your garden this year! Whether you are near or far, help us celebrate the fall harvest by entering this year’s Virtual Home Gardeners’ Exhibit. On the weekend of October 17 and… Read More


Friends’ Day

MEMBERS ONLY Thank you for attending Friends’ Day 2020! We hope you enjoyed both our in-person and virtual programs! If you did not receive an email with the links to view the virtual programs, please contact us as membership@osv.org. Special thanks to Southbridge Credit Union for sponsoring… Read More


Evening at the Village

Enjoy being outside and spend a summer evening at the Village after our normal hours of operation! Stroll through our scenic campus, explore our gardens, take a horse-drawn wagon ride, and enjoy period music. Feel free to bring a picnic to enjoy on the Village common! Beer, wine, and limited… Read More


Evening at the Village

Enjoy being outside and spend a summer evening at the Village after our normal hours of operation! Stroll through our scenic campus, explore our gardens, take a horse-drawn wagon ride, and enjoy period music. Feel free to bring a picnic to enjoy on the Village common! Beer, wine, and limited… Read More