Seed, sow, celebrate! Enjoy the outdoors while we celebrate the Earth. This weekend, join us for discussions on the changing climate, the history of New England’s environment, sustainability, and more. Enjoy a walk through the woods, watch our pollinators hard at work, and see if our gardeners and farmers need help preparing for the growing season ahead.

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View schedule for Saturday

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Highlights include:

  • Help our gardeners prepare for another growing season
  • See special craft demonstrations like making watering cans in the Tin Shop, flower pots in the Pottery Shop, and garden tools in the Blacksmith Shop
  • Meet visiting teams of oxen and try your hand at plowing (Saturday and Sunday only)
  • Watch demonstrations of seasonal cooking and preservation
  • Take home a FREE seed paper bookmark
  • Enjoy special talks and tours like
    • Native plants (Friday)
    • Pollinator Friendly Practices (Friday or Sunday)
    • Guided Nature Awareness Walk (Friday or Sunday)
    • Meet OSV’s Beekeeper (Saturday)
    • Cooking up Compost (Saturday)
    • Renewing the Soil (Saturday)
    • A Natural and Unnatural History of the Quinebaug River (Friday and Saturday)

Standard Daytime Admission

This March and April, up to two kids, 17 years old or younger, are admitted for FREE when accompanied by an adult/senior paying standard daytime admission. Save even MORE ($3 per person) by purchasing your tickets online! Restrictions apply; Learn more.

Daytime Admission Rates Online:

Adults $27.00
Seniors (55 and over) $25.00
Youths (4-17) $12.00 (Up to two are admitted for FREE per adult/senior paying full price)
Children (Age 3 and under) FREE

Purchase tickets online here

Daytime Admission Rates At the Door:

Adults $30.00
Seniors (55 and over) $28.00
Youths (4-17) $15.00 (Up to two are admitted for FREE per adult/senior paying full price)
Children (Age 3 and under) FREE


Earth Day Resources

Village Earth Days

Seed, sow, celebrate! Enjoy the outdoors while we celebrate the Earth. This weekend, join us for discussions on the changing climate, the history of New England’s environment, sustainability, and more. Enjoy a walk through the woods, watch our pollinators hard at work, and see… Read More


Fireside Lunch

Come warm your soul with a Fireside Lunch. Enjoy a comforting dining experience with carving stations set up in the Great Room at Bullard Tavern located in the heart of the Village on the Center Common. There will be live music*, a fire in the hearth, and traditional hearty fare. Read More


Afternoon Tea

Sorry, this event is SOLD OUT! Gather your friends and family for Afternoon Tea at Old Sturbridge Village. Ox & Yoke Café will be transformed into a simple, yet classic, atmosphere complete with linens, flowers and more. Guests can sip an assortment of teas, and taste a variety of small… Read More


Home School Day – January 2024

Join us for our first Home School Days of 2024 on January 26 and February 9! During these home school days, participants will learn about what life was like for New Englanders during the cold, long winter. What food and drink warmed their souls, and what clothing kept them… Read More


Home School Day – February 2024

Join us for our first Home School Days of 2024 on January 26 and February 9! During these home school days, participants will learn about what life was like for New Englanders during the cold, long winter. What food and drink warmed their souls, and what clothing kept them… Read More


Martin Luther King Jr. Day at the Village

As a part of the Martin Luther King Jr. National Day of Service, AmeriCorps team members will bring several special programs to the Village on Monday, January 15, 2024. Start your visit to the Village in the Visitor Center, where you can contribute to our “I Have a Dream” cloud,… Read More


Home School Civics Programs

Homeschoolers are invited to join us one or both of our popular civics programs designed for youth ages 10 and up! You may also be interested in the winter sessions of advanced craft workshops for ages 13 and up! Click here to learn more. Things to know: Please let… Read More


Advanced Home School Craft Workshops (Ages 13+)

Homeschoolers ages 13-17 are invited to join us for themed, advanced craft workshops! These workshops will explore seasonal themes and incorporate items from OSV’s collections, the natural world around the museum, and contemporary and 19th-century issues. You may also be interested in the winter sessions of our popular Civics programs!… Read More


Scout Metalworking Workshop: Level 2

Sorry, the spring 2024 Merit Badge Workshops had to be canceled due to unforeseen forge repairs. Stay tuned for new dates! Have you taken your metal working merit badge but want more forge time? Reinforce your skills and gain more in the next level course? Go past basics… Read More


SOLD OUT: Members-Only: Hearth-Cooking Workshop

Sorry, this program is SOLD OUT! Work together in front of an open hearth to prepare a meal using 19th-century receipts, methods, and utensils. While you cook and eat, participants will learn more about foodways and dining etiquette from the 1830s. The evening’s menu will include Pounded cheese with crackers,… Read More


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