Children 17 and under are free* during winter weekends, including Martin Luther King Day and Presidents' Day, at Old Sturbridge Village through March 30th, 2014 when accompanied by one adult paying full-priced, regular admission. Join us for some winter fun!
No matter the season, 19th-century farmers had plenty to do. Winter is the perfect time to build and fix fences for the busy warmer months. Our sheep, cows, oxen, and chickens still need to be fed and cared for. Come visit with our farmers as they go about their winter chores and lend them a helping hand.
In the houses, our costumed interpreters will be cooking, knitting, weaving, and sewing. See what household life was like and what chores 19th-century children were expected to do.
Our blacksmith, potter, and tinsmith will be hard at work and happy to show their period techniques. Find out what the life of a 19th-century apprentice was like.
Visit the schoolhouse and see where 19th-century children went to school. Spring and autumn were busy times on the farm, so children attended school only in the winter and summer months. Discover how different the school experience really was.
Pretend to be a 19th-century Villager in our KidStory area, where you can try on costumes, and engage in make-believe play at a farm, country store, and hearth kitchen.
We’ll also have special performances and winter-themed crafts and, weather permitting, horse-drawn sleigh rides and sledding on old-fashioned sleds.
*The offer does not apply to evening events, Discovery Adventures or to educational groups of 10 or more. Other discounts and coupons do not apply.
Join us for these special events
Martin Luther King Jr. Day – January 20
Antique Sleigh Rally – February 1
Be Mine: Chocolate and Valentines – February 8-9
Washington’s Birthday Celebration – February 15-17
Maple Days – March 1-2, 8-9, 15-16, 22-23
Celtic Celebration – March 15-16
Native American Weekend – March 29-30