Hearth Cooking

Old Sturbridge Village offers several programs which provide a unique look at early American dining. Using only early 19th-century methods and "receipts" (recipes), meals are cooked over the hearth and enjoyed by participants.

Check the Hearth Cooking Events list in the right column for upcoming dates.

Dinner in a Country Village

Participants do all the food preparation themselves under the guidance of a costumed historian. Limited to 14 adults (age 18 and older. - see Families Cook for a similar program open to younger participants.) This event sells out quickly. Find out more.

Families Cook

Similar to Dinner in a Country Village, a hearthside cooking event for the whole family - parents and children (ages 8 and up) learn to prepare a complete 19th-century meal and then sit down to enjoy it together.  December 30, 2015; February 17, 2016

Hearthside Bounty

Experience an evening in a 19th-century tavern, complete with a meal cooked over the hearth by OSV staff, old-fashioned entertainment and a look into table manners of the 1800s. Designed for an adult audience. Currently scheduled for November 21, 2015; January 30, 2016; February 27, 2016; and March 19, 2016.

Lodging Packages

Packages are available that pair many of our hearth cooking experiences with a stay at the Old Sturbridge Inn and Reeder Family Lodges.

Private Events

Private hearth cooking events available for families, corporate groups, and more. Email us or call 508-347-0285 for more information.

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