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February 15, 2016 to February 19, 2016
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April 18, 2016 to April 22, 2016
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July 04, 2016 to August 05, 2016
 
Several times a year, Old Sturbridge Village provides opportunities for kids to get a more in-depth Village experience with two-day, three-day, and five-day programs. The educators at Old Sturbridge Village have designed the Adventures programs with specific themes and ages in mind. Every Adventure session offers kids the opportunity to explore an aspect of the Village's history and environment....
February 15, 2016  
The birthday of the young nation's first great hero inspired great celebration among early 19th-century Americans. They gathered to offer toasts to George Washington and other important figures of the day. And they held balls, complete with Washington Cake and dancing. On Monday, Old Sturbridge Village will celebrate the Washington's Birthday weekend in the exact same spirit. Visitors can take...
February 17, 2016 -
5:00 PM to 9:00 PM

$125 per person ($95 for OSV Members)

Sorry, this evening is sold out. 

  This unforgettable experience invites families with children ages 8 and up to prepare and eat a complete 19th-century dinner by the hearth. Historically costumed staff will help interpret the receipts (recipes) and share tips, but you'll be learning the hearth cooking techniques and working alongside other families to prepare a delicious meal. Bring the grandparents and cousins, too! The...
February 20, 2016  
Come and see more than 20 horse-drawn sleighs at Old Sturbridge Village’s Antique Sleigh Rally. The sleigh rally competition will feature vintage sleighs pulled by a variety of horse breeds including Haflinger, Gypsy, Morgan, Arabian, Clydesdale, Percheron, and miniature horses. Participants will compete for prizes in a dozen different divisions including “Sleigh Dog” and “Currier & Ives.”...
February 20, 2016 - 10:00 AM
MEMBER EVENT
Get ready for the garden season by starting your own plants indoors!  Learn the basics of seed sowing and simple stem cuttings. Garden Thyme programs are held on the third Saturday of each month and are FREE for members of Old Sturbridge Village. Led by Village horticultural and agricultural staff, these programs and workshops are held at various sites and deal with a variety of plant-related...
February 20, 2016 -
5:00 PM to 9:00 PM

$125 per person ($95 for OSV Members)

Sorry, this evening is sold out.

On February 20, 2016, enjoy a unique opportunity to prepare and eat a meal as early New Englanders did. Participants gather in the Parsonage, where costumed interpreters oversee the preparations, but the guests do the roasting, baking, and mulling. Roast meat using a tin reflector oven, fire a brick bake oven, and mull spiced cider over the hearth before sitting down to enjoy the results, all by...
February 27, 2016 -
5:00 PM to 9:00 PM

$125 per person ($95 for OSV Members)

Sorry, this evening is sold out.

On February 27, 2016, enjoy a unique opportunity to prepare and eat a meal as early New Englanders did. Participants gather in the Parsonage, where costumed interpreters oversee the preparations, but the guests do the roasting, baking, and mulling. Roast meat using a tin reflector oven, fire a brick bake oven, and mull spiced cider over the hearth before sitting down to enjoy the results, all by...
February 27, 2016 - 6:00 PM

$54.95 per person. (OSV Members $49.95)
Inclusive of tax and gratuity

Register Securely Online

Join us as we experience an evening in a 19th-century tavern. In addition to a supper prepared in part at the hearth, guests may enjoy beverages fashionable in early New England, hear music and stories from an earlier time, and explore period games and entertainment. Learn about table manners from the period, when it was not only polite, but advised to eat from the knife (fork tines were meant...
January 02, 2016 to January 03, 2016
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February 06, 2016 to February 07, 2016
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March 05, 2016 to March 06, 2016
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April 02, 2016 to April 03, 2016
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November 05, 2016 to November 06, 2016
 
MEMBER EVENT
Old Sturbridge Village extends to OSV members the privilege of bringing their dog to Old Sturbridge Village during the first weekend of the month in January, February, March, April, and November.   Not a member yet?  Join now. Members - have you attended a Dog Day in the past?  Send us photos of your dog enjoying the Village! Dog Days Policies In order to be eligible to participate in Dog Days...
March 05, 2016 to March 06, 2016
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March 12, 2016 to March 13, 2016
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March 19, 2016 to March 20, 2016
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March 26, 2016 to March 27, 2016
 
For many at Old Sturbridge Village, the first whiff of spring isn't the aroma of spring flowers - it's the smell of wood smoke and maple syrup, a sure sign that the sap is rising and spring is on the way.  Join us for four weekends of our Maple Days event throughout March, where you can see maple sugaring as it was done in early 19th-century rural New England in OSV's working sugar camp. See the...
March 05, 2016 to March 06, 2016
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April 30, 2016 to May 01, 2016
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July 08, 2016 to July 10, 2016
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September 17, 2016 to September 18, 2016
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November 05, 2016 to November 06, 2016
 
Spend some time at OSV learning a historical craft. Formerly known as Crafts at Close Range, 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 Museum Education building.   MarchApril/MayJulySeptemberNovember March...
March 05, 2016 -
5:00 PM to 9:00 PM

$125 per person ($95 for OSV Members)

Sorry, this evening is sold out.

On March 5, 2016, enjoy a unique opportunity to prepare and eat a meal as early New Englanders did. Participants gather in the Parsonage, where costumed interpreters oversee the preparations, but the guests do the roasting, baking, and mulling. Roast meat using a tin reflector oven, fire a brick bake oven, and mull spiced cider over the hearth before sitting down to enjoy the results, all by...
March 12, 2016 to March 13, 2016
 
See the full daily schedule for Saturday and Sunday. More details coming soon! St. Patrick’s Day events will be in full swing at Old Sturbridge Village March 12-13. The daytime “Celtic Celebration” will feature Irish music, food, step dancing, and stories. Irish musicians will explain the difference between jigs and reels and tell of the Irish experience through song. Museum exhibits and...
March 05, 2016 to March 06, 2016
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March 12, 2016 to March 13, 2016
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March 19, 2016 to March 20, 2016
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March 26, 2016 to March 27, 2016
 
For many at Old Sturbridge Village, the first whiff of spring isn't the aroma of spring flowers - it's the smell of wood smoke and maple syrup, a sure sign that the sap is rising and spring is on the way.  Join us for four weekends of our Maple Days event throughout March, where you can see maple sugaring as it was done in early 19th-century rural New England in OSV's working sugar camp. See the...
March 12, 2016 - 10:00 AM
MEMBER EVENT
A Closer Look at the Ceramics collection at OSV Explore the unbreakable truth behind the extensive collection of ceramics at Old Sturbridge Village. From wares made in the United States to those imported from China and Europe, a curatorial staff member will reveal the versatility and importance of these objects to the 19th century rural, inland New Englander’s daily life. Meets at the Visitor...
March 12, 2016 -
5:00 PM to 9:00 PM

$125 per person ($95 for OSV Members)

Sorry, this evening is sold out.

On March 12, 2016, enjoy a unique opportunity to prepare and eat a meal as early New Englanders did. Participants gather in the Parsonage, where costumed interpreters oversee the preparations, but the guests do the roasting, baking, and mulling. Roast meat using a tin reflector oven, fire a brick bake oven, and mull spiced cider over the hearth before sitting down to enjoy the results, all by...
March 12, 2016 - 6:00 PM

$12 per person. $10 for OSV Members

Register here. 

 Doors Open at 6:00 pm, Concert begins at 7:00 pm In celebration of Saint Patrick's Day, we'll be putting on a nightime concert exclusively featuring Full Gael. Doors open at 6:00 p.m. and at 7:00 p.m. the evening of Irish music begins. Irish-themed food is also available for purchase starting at 6:00 p.m.    
March 18, 2016  
Our Home School Days offer you and your children the opportunity to explore the Village and participate in hands-on activities. This is a great opportunity for children to gain exposure to many aspects of 1830s New England life in an interactive way. We recommend that you allow for up to three hours to visit the Village, in addition to any scheduled hands-on studios. Studio offerings to follow....
March 05, 2016 to March 06, 2016
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March 12, 2016 to March 13, 2016
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March 19, 2016 to March 20, 2016
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March 26, 2016 to March 27, 2016
 
For many at Old Sturbridge Village, the first whiff of spring isn't the aroma of spring flowers - it's the smell of wood smoke and maple syrup, a sure sign that the sap is rising and spring is on the way.  Join us for four weekends of our Maple Days event throughout March, where you can see maple sugaring as it was done in early 19th-century rural New England in OSV's working sugar camp. See the...
March 19, 2016 - 10:00 AM
MEMBER EVENT
Learn about the history and heritage of historic apple trees!  Discuss the traits that make these living antiques special, and how to care for historic trees in your orchard. Garden Thyme programs are held on the third Saturday of each month and are FREE for members of Old Sturbridge Village. Led by Village horticultural and agricultural staff, these programs and workshops are held at various...

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