A group of kids wearing 1830s style clothes run down a dirt road

April School Vacation Week, April 18 - 22, 2022; 3-Day and 5-Day Programs Available

Times: 9 AM – 3 PM

Discovery Adventures are immersive day programs that give kids a chance to step back in time and experience life in the 1830s at Old Sturbridge Village. Every session offers kids the opportunity to explore an aspect of 19th-century history and daily life. All programs include an afternoon snack, hands-on crafts, and the chance to learn something new while making lasting friends and memories.

COVID Safety Protocols

We are working to ensure that your child has the most enjoyable and safest experience possible during this difficult and ever-changing time. We will take all possible safety precautions to ensure that we abide by the Massachusetts Department of Education and CDC guidelines. Safety measures include masking at all times (except for while eating), social distancing, and thorough cleaning of shared spaces and materials. Read more here.

Registration Notes

3-Day Program: Nature Exploration | Ages 6-14

April 18-20, 2022

Join us for a fun-filled, three-day costumed exploration of how the Village is transforming from winter to spring.  Explore our nature trails and see what is waking up after a long winter’s sleep.  Learn what is left in the Freeman root cellar and how a family would be planning their planting for the spring.

$165 members / $180 non-members | Lunch available for an additional $25.80

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Activities may include:


5-Day Program: Dirty Jobs – Spring Edition | Ages 6-14

April 18-22, 2022

Life in the 1830s was dirty and smelly!  Participants will get hands-on experience with the messiest tasks of life in the early 1800s:  helping farmers around the barn, digging in the dirt of the Village’s gardens, and helping with the messy task of cleaning wool.

$325 members / $350 non-members | Lunch available for an additional $43

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Activities may include: