Saturday, June 1, 2019
Times: The Village is open from 9:30 am to 5:00 pm
Cost: Included with daytime admission, a season pass, or Village membershipBuy Daytime Admission Tickets
To supplement the meager armed forces, most early 19th-century farmers and craftsmen were required by law to serve in local militia units – the forerunner of today’s National Guard. Every spring these citizen-soldiers were “called to muster” for a day of training in their town.
Old Sturbridge Village re-creates a typical Muster Day and celebrates our local military history.
Demonstrations will include marching, musket and cannon firing, military martial music, and target practice. Our young visitors will get the chance to learn early 19th-century drill and marching with the militia officer’s instruction and a toy gun.
Also, save the date for our next Muster Day: August 31, 2019! Learn more here.