July 22, 2017 - 11:00 AM
Old Sturbridge Village traces its beginnings to the remarkable collection of everyday furnishings, tools, gadgets and “oddities” of early America amassed by the Wells family of Southbridge, Massachusetts. Join the curatorial staff for an examination of letters, diaries, and photos, from the Wells family archives, and learn about the beginnings of Old Sturbridge Village and its founders. ...
July 23, 2017 -
11:00 AM to 7:00 PM
Please note: On this date, the Village will have altered hours and be open from 11:00 am to 7:00 pm. Our craft beer festival is BACK--bigger and better than ever, with more brews, bands, and bites than ever before! Eighteen craft breweries from across New England will provide visitors an opportunity to sample and purchase some of the region’s top beers, ciders, and ales. At five indoor and...
April 29, 2017 to April 30, 2017,
May 27, 2017 to May 28, 2017,
June 24, 2017 to June 25, 2017,
July 29, 2017 to July 30, 2017,
August 26, 2017 to August 27, 2017,
October 28, 2017 to October 29, 2017,
November 25, 2017 to November 26, 2017,
December 30, 2017 to December 31, 2017
Spend some time at the Village learning a historical craft. These adult workshops vary from blacksmithing to textiles, coopering, foodways, and more. Come and try your hand at a craft and take home your finished masterpiece! Unless otherwise specified, workshops will be held in the Country Bank Museum Education Center. All class registrations CLOSE 1 week prior to the event. Register online below...
July 31, 2017
$12 members, $18 non-members
Register for July 31, 2017 from 6:00 - 8:00 pm here. Sorry! The 6:00 session is SOLD OUT.
Come explore the Village on a quiet Summer day where photo opportunities abound! While we are closed to the general public, join one of our staff photographers as she guides you through the Village, both inside and out. Learn how to frame shots, explore working with light and shadows, and walk away with some great photographs! Please make sure to wear comfortable shoes. We encourage dressing for...
August 05, 2017 to August 06, 2017
See the largest military re-enactment in New England with nearly 1,000 soldiers portraying British, Irish, Spanish, Scottish, French and Colonial troops. The Village is transformed into a military camp from the time of the War for Independence, as it was known in early New England. Come see what it was really like for those who fought to win America's freedoms. Daytime events on both days...