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July 01, 2017, July 02, 2017, July 03, 2017, July 04, 2017  
Celebrate the best July 4th in history with old-fashioned, patriotic family fun.  An old-fashioned good time will be had by all on Independence Day Weekend at Old Sturbridge Village. Visitors will have the chance to take part in a citizens' parade, play 19th-century style "base ball," march with the militia, make a tri-cornered hat, and sign their "John Hancocks" on a giant copy of the...
July 01, 2017, July 02, 2017, July 03, 2017, July 04, 2017  
Celebrate the best July 4th in history with old-fashioned, patriotic family fun.  An old-fashioned good time will be had by all on Independence Day Weekend at Old Sturbridge Village. Visitors will have the chance to take part in a citizens' parade, play 19th-century style "base ball," march with the militia, make a tri-cornered hat, and sign their "John Hancocks" on a giant copy of the...
July 01, 2017, July 02, 2017, July 03, 2017, July 04, 2017  
Celebrate the best July 4th in history with old-fashioned, patriotic family fun.  An old-fashioned good time will be had by all on Independence Day Weekend at Old Sturbridge Village. Visitors will have the chance to take part in a citizens' parade, play 19th-century style "base ball," march with the militia, make a tri-cornered hat, and sign their "John Hancocks" on a giant copy of the...
July 01, 2017, July 02, 2017, July 03, 2017, July 04, 2017  
Celebrate the best July 4th in history with old-fashioned, patriotic family fun.  An old-fashioned good time will be had by all on Independence Day Weekend at Old Sturbridge Village. Visitors will have the chance to take part in a citizens' parade, play 19th-century style "base ball," march with the militia, make a tri-cornered hat, and sign their "John Hancocks" on a giant copy of the...
July 08, 2017 - 11:00 AM
Medicine in the early republic was primitive and unscientific by modern standards, but it was more than just leeches and bloodletting. Get an up-close look at some of the medical tools and devices in the Old Sturbridge Village collection and a glimpse into the medical treatments and philosophies available to the sick in the early 19th century.   Open to all visitors with regular daytime...
July 15, 2017 - 10:00 AM
MEMBER EVENT
Come learn a brief history of potatoes as a crop, what variety is grown at Old Sturbridge Village and why, as well as how to store them overwinter. Following the talk, visit the Freeman Kitchen to learn how the ladies of the house would utilize potatoes in their everyday cooking and baking. Garden Thyme programs are held on the third Saturday of each month and are FREE for members of Old...
March 25, 2017 to March 26, 2017
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April 01, 2017 to April 02, 2017
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May 20, 2017 to May 21, 2017
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June 17, 2017 to June 18, 2017
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July 15, 2017 to July 16, 2017
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August 19, 2017 to August 20, 2017
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September 16, 2017 to September 17, 2017
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October 21, 2017 to October 22, 2017
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November 18, 2017 to November 19, 2017
 
MEMBER EVENT
Old Sturbridge Village extends to OSV members the privilege of bringing their dog to Old Sturbridge Village on select weekends throughout the year.  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 at Old Sturbridge Village, the following policy...
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, while local chefs prepare...
April 29, 2017 to April 30, 2017
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May 27, 2017 to May 28, 2017
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June 24, 2017 to June 25, 2017
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July 29, 2017 to July 30, 2017
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August 26, 2017 to August 27, 2017
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October 28, 2017 to October 29, 2017
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November 25, 2017 to November 26, 2017
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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...
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...
August 12, 2017 - 11:00 AM
What does it take to prepare an elaborate gown, colorful cloak, or a delicate straw bonnet for display? Not all garments are created equal! Learn about some of the tricks used by our curators in preparing historic textiles for an exhibition.   Open to all visitors with regular daytime admission.   Meet at the Visitor Center.
August 18, 2017 -
9:30 AM to 5:00 PM
Old Sturbridge Village and the Highland Street Foundation are pleased to announce Free Fun Friday on August 18, 2017, when visitors get into OSV for free! Watch hearth cooking demonstrations, experience early 19th-century farms, and be amazed by crafters in the Tin, Blacksmith, Cooper, Print, Shoe and Pottery Shops. Learn about our three water-powered mills, play games, and walk the woodland,...
August 19, 2017 - 10:00 AM
MEMBER EVENT
The root cellar was an integral part of the 19th century home that is making a comeback in the 21st century.  Learn how root cellars work and some suggestions to bring modern equivalents into your home to preserve your garden harvest. 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...
March 25, 2017 to March 26, 2017
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April 01, 2017 to April 02, 2017
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May 20, 2017 to May 21, 2017
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June 17, 2017 to June 18, 2017
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July 15, 2017 to July 16, 2017
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August 19, 2017 to August 20, 2017
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September 16, 2017 to September 17, 2017
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October 21, 2017 to October 22, 2017
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November 18, 2017 to November 19, 2017
 
MEMBER EVENT
Old Sturbridge Village extends to OSV members the privilege of bringing their dog to Old Sturbridge Village on select weekends throughout the year.  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 at Old Sturbridge Village, the following policy...
August 24, 2017  
Our themed Home School Days offer you and your children the opportunity to visit the Village and join in hands-on activities. We recommend that you allow three hours to visit the Village in addition to scheduled hands-on studios. Online registration for hands-on workshops open approximately one month prior to each event. Cost is $14 per child 3 and over for full-day admission to Old Sturbridge...
April 29, 2017 to April 30, 2017
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May 27, 2017 to May 28, 2017
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June 24, 2017 to June 25, 2017
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July 29, 2017 to July 30, 2017
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August 26, 2017 to August 27, 2017
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October 28, 2017 to October 29, 2017
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November 25, 2017 to November 26, 2017
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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...
August 26, 2017 - 11:00 AM
How do we know what we know? Old Sturbridge Village was recently given the late 18th century business accounts of Nichols Baylies, who ran an iron works in Taunton, Massachusetts. By examining these business records we get a unique glimpse into the lives of some early New Englanders, as well as some mysteries yet to solve. Open to all visitors with regular daytime admission. Meet at the Asa...
September 02, 2017 to September 04, 2017
 
In the 1830s, all male American citizens from 18 to 30 were active members of their local militia companies. Labor Day weekend will feature all the sights and sounds of the training days that these companies took part in at least twice a year. The days’ events will include everything from cannon and musket demonstrations, to martial music and sham battles, and even live firing of muskets at...
   

$325 per person ($275 for OSV Members)

Register by clicking on your chosen date on the right. 

Take a journey into the past. Experience first-hand what life was like in 19th-century rural New England’s countryside by spending a night in the Emerson Bixby House, home of a Blacksmith/Farmer and his family. After you are appropriately dressed to toil, your real labor begins. Working alongside costumed historians, your work will include: cooking a 19th-century dinner and breakfast, learning a...

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