April 04, 2015 to April 05, 2015
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 at...
April 05, 2015 - 10:00 AM to 3:00 PM
Call 508-347-0362 for reservations.
Children ages 3 -12 $13.95
Children under 3 free
(prices are inclusive of tax and gratuity)
A Sampling of Our Menu
Fresh Rolls with whipped butter
Smoked Salmon Display
Rosemary and Garlic Carved Leg of Lamb with Mint Pesto
Prime Rib of Beef with Au jus and Horseradish Cream
Smoked Pit Ham with Bourbon Maple Glaze
Baked New England Cod with Chardonnay and Butter
Mashed Yukon Gold Potatoes...
April 11, 2015 - 10:00 AM
Join OSV staff for a tour of the costume building that houses all of the reproduction costuming for the Village and learn about the work involved in clothing an entire village! Space is limited to eight – first come, first serve. (Meets at the Visitor Center to walk to the Costume Building).
Take a Closer Look is a monthly program open to all OSV Members. Held on the second Saturday of each...
April 11, 2015
For every one scout in uniform one parent gets in for the child rate ($8).
Scout Day at Old Sturbridge Village is one of the Scout programs offered by OSV, providing Scouts, and their families and friends, the opportunity to learn about America's proud past! Our recreated community portrays a "typical" New England town of the early 19th century. Special programs and hands-on studios designed around a specific theme help Scouts earn requirements toward badges, meet...
April 18, 2015 to April 26, 2015
Young and old are invited to celebrate spring with the arrival of baby animals and the prepping of our fields at Old Sturbridge Village. Meet the Village’s cuddly, heritage breed newborns up-close and experience first-hand the responsibilities of raising animals on a farm in 1830. At the Freeman Farm, families will learn about 19th century agriculture practices and tools, as well as learn how...
April 18, 2015 - 10:00 AM
Want to attract helpful birds and bees to your garden? Learn what pollinators prefer and add beneficial blooms and beautiful colors to your garden this season.
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...
April 20, 2015
Join us in learning how the start of the Revolutionary War affected a small New England community.
Patriots' Day observances at Old Sturbridge Village will resound with the peal of bells, the stirring beat of drums and the thrilling call of the fife, as the Sturbridge Militia musters on the common on Monday, April 20th. Special programs and activities throughout the day will invite visitors to...
April 27, 2015 - 9:00 AM to 4:00 PM
Spend some time at OSV 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 Museum Education building.
Introduction to Early 19th-Century Cheesemaking
Instructor: Ryan Beckman is a 14 year veteran interpreter and presently holds the position of Assistant Coordinator of Households and Woman's Crafts. Her passion and specialty are historic foodways and the history and science behind these kitchen traditions.
Description: Join Ryan for an in-depth look at the history and present day process of...
May 02, 2015 to May 03, 2015
We look forward to welcoming employees of our Business Partners to Old Sturbridge Village.
On these two days, complimentary admission to OSV will be extended to the employees of our Business Partners - including up to six immediate family members (parents, grandparents, children, grandchildren, spouses, and siblings) per employee.
Not sure your company is a member? Need to renew your membership...
May 09, 2015 - 10:00 AM
Needlework and skill with the needle was an important element in the lives of women and girls in 19th century New England. Explore the various types of needlework that were popular in the late 18th and 19th centuries. Meets at the Textiles and Firearms Building.
Take a Closer Look is a monthly program open to all OSV Members. Held on the second Saturday of each month, this program invites a...
May 10, 2015
Free admission and a special gift for moms (while supplies last) on Mother's Day at Old Sturbridge Village and enter a giveaway to win a Village-made tea set.
Family events are planned throughout the day, including a "Moms vs. Kids" tug-o-war, hands-on crafts, and performances.
Visit the Village households and craft shops to learn about parenting in the 19th century. See the tinsmith, potter,...
May 13, 2015 - 9:30 AM to 5:00 PM
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. If time permits, consider...
May 16, 2015 - 10:00 AM
Find solutions to garden pests with hints from the nineteenth century. Learn tips and tricks from nineteenth-century garden writers that are as relevant today as they were in the 1830s!
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...
May 23, 2015 to May 25, 2015 - 9:30 AM to 5:00 PM
The sheep get their yearly "haircuts" this weekend. Farmers shear the sheep, and costumed historians demonstrate the entire wool textile process, from scouring and carding the wool to spinning, and then knitting the hand-spun wool yarn. Visitors can even try their skill at hand-carding the wool.
See sheep herding demonstrations. David Kennard of Wellscroft Farm in New Hampshire will be...
May 30, 2015 to May 31, 2015
Get a Pound of Cure at Old Sturbridge Village’s healthy living fair that bridges 19th-century medicine with present day health and wellness programs. In the historic village, meet a 19th-century travelling dentist, learn about home remedies and medicinal plants, and see antique medical implements. At our modern health fair, local health care partners will provide visitors with health screenings...
June 13, 2015
More than 50 pre-1946 automobiles will be showcased on the Common throughout the day and a grand procession of the autos will take place at 3:30 p.m.
If you are interested in participating with your antique automobile, please contact Jim O'Brien.
See a slide show.
Purchase your tickets online in advance to expedite your entrance into the Village.
Add an overnight stay at the Old...
June 13, 2015 - 10:00 AM
Join OSV staff for a tour of the Salem Towne House that explores the changing trends and tastes from the late 18th century to the early 19th century through the furnishings and decorative arts displayed in the Towne House. Meets at the Salem Towne House.
Take a Closer Look is a monthly program open to all OSV Members. Held on the second Saturday of each month, this program invites a closer...
June 15, 2015 to June 21, 2015
Old Sturbridge Village recognizes Juneteenth (a celebration dating back to 1865 thought to be the first known celebration commemorating the ending of slavery in the United States) by telling some of the most inspiring stories in African-American history. Visitors can learn about the movement leading up to the abolition of slavery that took place in the early 19th century and also enjoy activities...
June 20, 2015 - 10:00 AM
Think exotics like kiwis, figs, and passion fruit don’t grow in New England’s climate? Think again! Learn how to grow these unique fruits in your home garden.
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...
July 03, 2015 to July 05, 2015
Come celebrate the best July 4th in history with old-fashioned, patriotic family fun.
For the safety and comfort of all guests, all coolers, bags, chairs, and backpacks will be subject to inspection at the point of admission.
Join in the fun as the martial band leads the citizens' procession as they march through the streets. Cheer and huzzah during a rousing patriotic reading of the Declaration...