Mother's Day

Sunday, May 14, 2017 - 9:30am

Old Sturbridge Village offers FREE Admission to all mothers on Mother’s Day, courtesy of Harvard Pilgrim Healthcare.

Family events are planned throughout the day, including a demonstrations of cooking for children, hands-on crafts, and performances.  Visit with 19th-century midwife Lucy Tucker and Lydia Maria Child, author of The Mother's Book.  

Visit the Village households and craft shops to learn about parenting in the 19th century. See the tinsmith, potter, and blacksmith make items for families and children.

Take a tour of the OSV gardens with one of our experts. 

 At the Visitor's Center, mothers can fill out a prize drawing ticket for a chance to win the handcrafted coffee pot shown to the right. It was made by a tinsmith at Old Sturbridge Village and then painted by Anne Dimock, Curator of the Historical Society of Early American Decoration (HSEAD). The estimated value of the coffee pot is about $600. One ticket per person, Old Sturbridge Village staff are not eligible.

See a schedule of planned activities here.

Planning Ahead

Purchase your tickets online in advance to expedite your entrance into the Village.

Add an overnight stay at the Old Sturbridge Inn and Reeder Family Lodges.

Find more useful information for planning your visit.

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