Mother's Day

Sunday, May 11, 2014 -
9:30am to 5:00pm

Free admission and a special gift, a blend of favorite heirloom seeds, for moms (while supplies last) on Mother's Day at Old Sturbridge Village and enter a giveaway to win a Village-made tea set. 

Family events are planned throughout the day, including a "Moms vs. Kids" tug-o-war, hands-on crafts, and performances.

Visit the Village households and craftshops to learn about parenting in the 19th century. See the tinsmith make a baby rattle and the potter make flower pots. Learn about cooking for children and hear performances of "Songs for Mothers and Children."

Take a tour of the OSV gardens with a focus on medicinal plants used by mothers during the early 19th century.

Enter a giveaway to win a special Mother's Day basket at the Museum Gift Shop.

Meet a costumed historian giving advice as Lydia Maria Child, author of the 19th-century best seller "The Mother's Book." Plus, visit with storyteller Tammy Denease as she portrays slave seamstress Elizabeth Keckly, who purchased freedom for herself and her son and went on to become Mary Todd Lincoln's dressmaker and confidant.

Planning Ahead

Purchase your tickets online in advance to expedite your entrance into the Village.

Add an overnight stay at the Old Sturbridge Inn and Reeder Family Lodges.

Find more useful information for planning your visit.

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