Dog Days Policies

In order to be eligible to participate in Dog Days at Old Sturbridge Village, the following policy will be enforced:

  • Owner of the dog must be a member of Old Sturbridge Village. "Guest" dogs are not eligible. Entrance to the Village is extended to dogs only, no other animals.
  • Owner/member must show valid proof of dog license and proof of current rabies vaccination upon arrival at the Visitor Center.
  • Dogs are to be kept on a leash and under control at all times while on Old Sturbridge Village property.
  • Dogs are to be accompanied by owner/member at all times. Dogs may not be tied and left unaccompanied.
  • Dogs are not allowed inside of any exhibit building, food service building, gift shop or in the Playground area.
  • For the safety of other visitors as well as other animals, please keep dogs away from livestock including cattle, pigs, sheep, chickens, turkeys as well as horses that are pulling the carryall and stagecoach.
  • A plastic bag will be issued to every owner/member upon arrival at the Visitor Center to clean up after their dog while on Old Sturbridge Village property.
  • Any violation of this policy will be reported to Old Sturbridge Village Security who may ask the owner/member to leave with their dog.