Saturday, May 30, 2020

Times: The Village is open from 9:30 am to 5:00 pm

Cost: Included with standard daytime admission or Village membership. SAVE $2.50 per Adult, Senior, or Youth standard daytime admission ticket by purchasing your tickets online instead of at the door! Cannot be combined with other discounts.

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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: September 5, 2020! Learn more here.