February School Vacation Week

Old Sturbridge Village is open for regular daytime visits Wednesday-Sunday during February School Vacation Week from 9:30 am to 4:00 pm. On weekdays, enjoy the beauty of winter in New England, take a horse-drawn ride around the Mill Pond, explore our historic houses, and watch hearth cooking and artisan trade demonstrations. Weather permitting, you can also try out our 19th-century style sleds!

On the weekend, February 25 and 26, join us for special winter-themed activities. Weather permitting, Ice Historian Dennis Picard will lead ice cutting demonstrations on the mill pond.

Member Fridays & Dog Days

Old Sturbridge Village members are our family. With the Village holding Midwinter Mischief program on January 20-21 and 27-28 and February 3-4 and 10-11, we are providing members exclusive access to the museum from noon to 4:00 pm on Fridays, February 2, 9, and 16.

On these member-only Fridays, select historical buildings will be open and staffed - giving members the opportunity to visit with interpreters, take a walk, and enjoy the Village on a quiet winter afternoon. 

National Marionette Theatre

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The National Marionette Theatre is coming to Old Sturbridge Village for December school vacation week! Founded in 1967 by artistic director David A. Syrotiak, this award-winning marionette company has been entertaining and amazing audiences around the world with its imaginative productions for more than forty years.

A Village Trick-or-Treat

Visit the Village after hours for a family friendly evening of trick or treating on the Common. Show off your best Halloween costume, hear spooky tales, enjoy a bonfire, take a hayride around the Common, and more! Throughout the evening, children can trick-or-treat at nine stops on the Village Common. Snacks and beverages will be available for purchase.

This is an evening event and is not included in daytime admission.

The Village is not open during the day on Monday.



Boarding with the Bixbys

Take a journey into the past. Experience first-hand what life was like in 19th-century rural New England’s countryside by spending a night in the Emerson Bixby House, home of a Blacksmith/Farmer and his family. After you are appropriately dressed to toil, your real labor begins. Working alongside costumed historians, your work will include: cooking a 19th-century dinner and breakfast, learning a craft, farm chores, gardening, and hauling wood and water.

Father's Day

All dads enjoy FREE admission to Old Sturbridge Village on Father's Day. It is the perfect way to treat your own dad to a day of New England history and tradition. See a tinner, blacksmith, and shoemaker at work, watch gristmill and sawmill demonstrations, and more. 


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