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April Discovery Adventures have been cancelled

Times: April Discovery Adventures have been cancelled

Cost: Cost Varies Depending on Program; See Below

Due to the rapidly evolving situation surrounding COVID 19 at this time, Old Sturbridge Village has decided to cancel April Discovery Adventures. We are sorry for any inconvenience this might cause. If you are still interested in enrolling your child in a program at OSV, summer Discovery Adventures are online now. You can see the available programming here.

We will be refunding everyone who had already registered for this program. 

If you have further questions, please email

April Discovery Adventures for ages 6–14 give your child a chance to step back in time and experience life in the 1830s at Old Sturbridge Village. During April school vacation, we offer 3- and 5-day options.

All programs include an afternoon snack, hands-on crafts, and the chance to learn something new while making lasting friends and memories.

Details to know:

Militia | 3-Day Program | Ages 9-14

Register Here for 3-Day Program (April 20-22) | 9:00 am – 3:00 pm

Try out this shortened version of our popular summer militia program. Taking on the role of a real 18th– and 19th-century Sturbridge militia or retired Revolution military man,  our company will learn the discipline, drills, target practice, arms, clothing and personal equipment that were required of a member of an early New England militia. In addition to all the practice drills, you’ll try some authentic outdoor camp cooking and participate in other militia-related activities. Participants will get to partake in the Village’s Patriots’ Day programming on Monday, April 20.

Member child: $180
Non–member child: $195

Farm to Table | Available as a 3-Day OR 5-Day Program | Ages 6-14

Register Here for 3-Day Program (April 20-22) | 9:00 am – 3:00 pm

Register Here for 5-Day Program (April 20-24) | 9:00 am – 3:00 pm

This program will give participants the chance to explore 19th-century foodways, with a specific focus on cooking and gardening in the spring. What did people in the 1830s eat in April and May? What did they plant in their gardens?  What tools did they use in their kitchens? We will answer these questions by working with costumed historians in the Village’s gardens and households and learn all about how food was prepared and preserved in the 1830s. Please note: This program is available for both 3- and 5-day options.

If necessary, groups will be split by age. Please indicate on your registration paperwork if you would like your child to be placed with another participant.

3 Day Rate:
Member child: $180
Non–member child: $195

5 Day Rate:
Member child: $300
Non–member child: $325

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