Tin lanterns

Friday, March 3; Friday, March 10

Times: Tours leave every 10 minutes from 6:00 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. and last approximately 90 minutes. Timed tickets are required.

Cost: $35 per person; Must be a member to purchase tickets

Meets in the Oliver Wight Cafe (across from the entrance to the Visitor Center)


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 to find out as they tour the historic Village lit only by candles, oil lamps, lanterns, and firelight during Old Sturbridge Village’s “Evening of Illumination.” Begin your experience with complimentary hot cocoa or coffee at the Oliver Wight Cafe and then enter the Village with your tour guide, who will illuminate your journey by lantern light. Tour the Village Common, where guests can visit select homes and shops to see how early New Englanders spent their evenings in the days before electricity. Visitors will be treated to music and storytelling throughout the tour and will see Village artisans at work by candlelight. Each tour will conclude in the Bullard Tavern, where guests can enjoy warm beverages and light fare.* This program is designed for adults.

Pre-registration is required and will likely sell out. Please check back soon for tickets.

*Food and beverage is included in your ticket. Beer and wine will be available for an additional fee.

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